Teens await trial for Baltimore County auto theft, break-ins
Facing major criminal charges as a teenager is undoubtedly a scary experience. The thought of having a conviction on your permanent record is something to be concerned about, since it could negatively impact your ability to find work and make a living for many years after a sentence is completed. Three Maryland teenagers are currently at risk of facing these consequences for their alleged role in a series of car break-ins and theft of a vehicle.
According to reports, men between 18 and 19 years old were caught digging through a number of cars in a residential area in Fullerton. At the time of the arrest, police say that that the three teenagers were in possession of a stolen vehicle.
Immediately after the arrest, all three were place on a $15,000 bond. Only two of the young men were able to post bond at the time of report, so one of the teens remains in Baltimore County jail. Depending on the value of the items police claim they stole, all three could face a maximum of 10 to 15 years in prison.
Even though all three who were charged have reached the age of majority, they are still teenagers. Much like every other teenager, they are susceptible to making foolish decisions. All three individuals charged for these crimes have the time and ability to make amends for what they have done and contribute positively to their communities. In the case of these young men, the hope is that the court will proceed with a view toward fairness and rehabilitation.
Source: Parkville Patch, “Three Arrested After Car Theft In Fullerton Area,” Nick Gestido, Jan. 2, 2012
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