Parents of teens in Forsyth County understand that sometimes their teens don’t make the best decisions. Teens are often testing the limits in many ways. When teens make bad decisions, such as theft, there can be consequences that affect the teen for many years.
According to reports, a teen in Forsyth County has been arrested after he allegedly recently smashed through a gas station window and stole beer. Early the next morning the gas station reported that their front window was broken. When officers arrived, they found the broken window, a hammer and blood on both. Security footage showed a teen breaking the window and then taking beer out of the cooler and placing it in his backpack. Sheriff deputies found the suspect near McGinnis Ferry Road and Settles Walk Lane bleeding from his hand. The 18-year-old was arrested and is facing three felonies, including burglary, possession of a knife and obstruction of law enforcement officers. He was reportedly found with two packs of beer that was worth around $25.
Teenagers make lots of bad decisions and sometimes these decisions can lead to criminal charges. If a family is facing a situation in which their teen has been arrested, they may want to get more information about criminal defense options.
Teens who are convicted of a felony can have consequences that follow them for the rest of their lives. A felony conviction can affect a teen’s ability to get into college, apply for scholarships, grad school and professional licenses, among others.