When teens get into trouble with the law, they often do not understand how criminal charges or even a conviction can affect their future. There may be a misconception that a juvenile crime is not necessarily as serious as a criminal charge brought against an adult.
However, being charged with any type of crime should be taken seriously by anyone. Three teenagers from Milton, Wisconsin, may need to consider ways they can protect their future after being arrested for a number of drug charges. These charges include possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and intent to deliver drugs.
The arrests occurred earlier this week when local police searched a number of different schools in several districts. It appears that by using several K-9 units as well as the cooperation of several police departments, officers confiscated controlled substances from three high school students.
It is unclear at this point what sort of legal penalties the three students may be facing. However penalties could include mandatory participation in a rehabilitation program, community service or possibly even jail time. The teenagers could also face suspension or expulsion from their school.
Being charged with a crime does not mean guilt. But as the investigation continues, the teens and their parents should understand the implications of the drug charges against them. By doing so, they can do all they can to protect their rights and futures. This may simply involve speaking with a criminal defense attorney who can help determine how to approach the allegations.
Source: WMTV-News, "K9 Searches In The Milton School District," Nov. 15, 2011