Parents of Cumming area teens know their children don't always make good decisions. Whether peer pressure, boredom, or some other factor, teens can engage in bad behavior. Sometimes this bad behavior can actually be illegal, resulting in teens facing theft charges that can affect them for the rest of their lives.
Five teens were recently arrested after a car chase that went through Cherokee, Forsyth and Fulton counties. The teens allegedly broke into several vehicles in the Evans Farms subdivision and stole a number of vehicles. One of the vehicles was stopped using a spike strip and another was finally forced to stop at an intersection in Roswell. In total, there were two 18 year olds, a 17 year old, a 15 year old and a 13 year old were arrested. The 13 and 15 year old are being held in a youth detention center while the other three have been charged with 38 counts of theft entering autos, two counts of theft by receiving stolen property, burglary, theft by receiving a stolen motor vehicle, and other charges.
Sometimes teens make stupid choices. Whether that involves getting entangled in the wrong crowd, going to parties they shouldn't attend, engaging in illegal activities, etc. Teens often don't understand that some choices can affect them for the rest of their lives. If a teen is facing felony theft charges, they may not know how severe the consequences can be if they are convicted. A legal professional who specializes in criminal defense can help their client tell their side of the story. They can offer their client the experience necessary to defend their interests and protect their future.
A conviction for felony theft can lead to jail time, fines, and a ruined reputation. For teenagers, a felony on their record can affect their future college choices, scholarship opportunities, and job opportunities. This is a situation where hiring a criminal defense attorney can make a big difference.