In other sections of this website, we talk about some common juvenile offenses that teenagers might get caught up in. In this section of our website, we want to talk about some juvenile offenses that you might not immediately think about, but that your child still might face. Read up on some of these “miscellaneous” offenses that your teen might face.
One type of crime that a juvenile might face is petty theft, or another form of larceny. You can learn more about degrees of larceny, shoplifting, petty theft, and how they might impact a juvenile offender here.
Next, we talk about fake IDs on this page of our website. Fake IDs can be alluring, especially for those in high school or college. Teenagers and young adults try to acquire fake IDs so that they can drink alcohol and go out to bars with their friends. Some teens feel pressured by their friends to get a fake ID, and unfortunately, there can be consequences to this decision.
Another issue that some teens or juveniles might face is domestic violence. As young adults begin to explore love and relationships, they might not be fully prepared to handle their emotions. Unfortunately, this can result in explosive disagreements that in some cases become physical. If this happens, your child may be faced with an assault or domestic violence offense.
In recent years, cyberbullying has also become more popular, due to the rise of the internet. This is essentially bullying or harassment over electronic devices, such as email, instant messaging, texting, social media apps, etc. On this page, you can learn more about what to do if your child is accused of cyberbullying in Connecticut.
Finally, did you know that “sexting” could be considered a crime in some situations? This can be the case depending on the ages of the people involved. Sexting refers to sexual texting, such as sexually explicit photos or videos shared between two or more people through their electronic devices. If your child is in a relationship or is exploring their sexuality, make sure that they are not breaking the law with sexually explicit images.
If your teen faces any of these juvenile defenses, learn more about the crimes by following the links on this page. If you have additional questions, our office is happy to help. You can contact us for a free consultation in which we can discuss your family’s situation.