Most people anticipate that kids, especially teens, may make decisions that are not always smart. However, if juveniles participate in illegal activity, they will have more to contend with than just disappointed parents or embarrassment. In fact, they could face criminal charges that leave them needing a defense, even as a teen.
It was recently reported that three teens, two of which were juveniles, were taken into custody in Boston in connection with an alleged assault and robbery. Reportedly, an individual was riding his bicycle when he came to a stop on the sidewalk to look through his personal items. At that time, the man was purportedly hit by a bikeshare bicycle and knocked down. Three individuals then allegedly hit the man, threatened to stab him, went through his belongings and stole his bicycle.
Authorities later apprehended three individuals suspected of being the parties involved in the incident. The three males were reported as being 16, 17 and 18 years old. All three are facing the following charges:
- Assault and battery
- Receiving stolen property
- Armed robbery
Because two of these individuals are minors, their cases will go to Boston Juvenile Court. However, that does not mean that their cases are any less severe or a lesser threat to their futures than the party 18-year-old who is facing charges as an adult. As a result, the accused parties and their parents will certainly want to closely explore their available defense options for addressing these criminal charges as well as possible.