Making the right decision is not always easy, especially for teenagers who are still working to find their places in the world. Unfortunately, teenagers who make wrong decisions can sometimes face serious consequences that can affect the rest of their lives. Those who face criminal charges at a young age may have to deal with legal and personal consequences such as:
- Jail time
- Limited employment opportunities
Teens accused of robberies
Three teenagers may be facing these and other consequences after they were arrested for allegedly participating in multiple robberies. The robberies took place in Washington and at least one other state. Police located the teens after someone reported seeing three people who were either asleep or passed out inside of a running vehicle.
Officers arrived to find a vehicle that had a flat tire, a damaged front end and no license plate. After they were awakened, one of the teenagers told the officers that he had a gun on his person, which was recovered without incident. All three were arrested, although two were released a short while later. The teen who had admitted to having a gun on his person was booked into an area youth detention facility.
Facing criminal charges as a minor is an extremely difficult experience. It is important that both teenagers and their parents understand just how much is on the line. Working closely with an attorney who is knowledgeable in Washington juvenile law may prove wise for families who are facing this difficult situation.