Juvenile crimes: 2 teens facing theft, weapons charges

Now that most schools are back in session across Tennessee, many teenagers are occupied with doing homework, participating in extracurricular activities or spending time with friends. However, some teens may find themselves in a bit of legal trouble after making some questionable decisions. Two teens were recently charged with various juvenile crimes following numerous incidents in the greater Nashville area.

Officers from the Lebanon Police Department had been investigating a runaway when they discovered a supposed link to a wave of robberies in Nashville, Clarksville, Gallatin and White House. Evidently, there were multiple incidents of car thefts and stolen weapons in those areas. Police had located a vehicle with apparent stolen phone inside.

The driver of the vehicle fled from the scene and police are continuing to search for him. A 19-year-old man and two teenagers were the other occupants of the car. The man was transported to the Wilson County Jail, while the teens were taken to a juvenile detention center. They are facing charges of theft and possession of stolen weapons. Police officers indicated that one of the teenagers was identified as the suspected runaway they were attempting to find.

The decisions a person makes can have a lifelong impact. For example, an impulsive act as a teenager could result in serious consequences for years to come. If someone has been charged with juvenile crimes, it is important to seek the guidance of a respected Tennessee criminal defense attorney. A knowledgeable lawyer will fight to keep a case in juvenile court instead of having a teen tried as an adult. A strong defense team will make every effort to get a person's life back to normal as soon as possible.

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