Being a teenager or a preteen is a difficult time for many. Some are desperate to fit in with their peers and will often go to great lengths in their quest for approval. However, these lengths typically do not include criminal acts. Unfortunately, six young people in Texas may require assistance from a juvenile defense attorney after they were charged with felonies in connection to the vandalism of a high school football stadium.
Police believe that the six young people, who are between the ages of 11 and 15, were able to access the area by jumping a defense. Afterward, they allegedly entered a concession stand where it is believed that they sprayed a fire extinguisher into an ice machine. Reports accuse them of exiting the property by ramming a gate with two ATVs.
The ATVs were reportedly recovered but had reportedly sustained a great deal of damage. One was said to have been stuck in a creek while the other was missing its bumper, reportedly due to attempts to extricate the former. All six are charged with three felonies, theft over $2,500, burglary of a building and criminal mischief. They were recently released to parents after a hearing to determine whether there was an adult who could provide adequate supervision.
The young people who are now facing charges in Texas are likely scared and have many questions about their situation. Even their parents may need help as they face important decisions in the coming weeks and months. Fortunately, there are professionals with experience with creating a juvenile defense who can help them understand their options, giving them the information they need to make the decisions that will likely have a significant impact on their child's future.
Source: alicetx.com, "Juveniles accused of vandalism appear in court", Melissa Cantu Trevino, Nov. 8, 2017