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Teen home invasion suspects may need juvenile defense

Teenagers are easily influenced and often ready participants in activities that could lead them into trouble. Looking to fit in, gang initiation or even boredom can cause teens to engage in activities they might regret. Three Texas teens in Hallsville may have been involved in a home invasion case recently and may be in need of a juvenile defense.

They turned themselves in to police after they learned they were being sought in connection with two recent home invasions in the area. The police had warrants for their arrests and are charging them each with second-degree felony aggravated assault. The authorities say the victims of the home invasion reported that the perpetrators were armed and held them at gunpoint.

According to the police report, the home invaders tossed things about in the house and stole some belongings and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured in the incident. A similar incident was reported in another part of town a short time later. The intruders did not gain access to the second house and police are not sure of the two incidents are connected.

Being a teenager facing felony charges can be terrifying. Clearly, it can have serious implications for one’s future. There are legal options available that can protect a teen’s future, and a teen and his or her family may wish to confer with a Texas attorney who is experienced in juvenile defense work. The lawyer can inform a family of the teen’s rights and options available to protect those rights throughout the criminal justice process.

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