Being a teenager is all about gaining new life experiences. Teens often find themselves engaging in different types of activities, some good and some bad. The truth is, a large percentage of teens are likely to place themselves in a compromising situation, especially when they are heavily influenced by others who choose to make the wrong decisions which could lead to them doing something that puts their life at risk or engaging in behavior that will affect them long-term.
Consider this recent incident that occurred in a high school in Lansing, Michigan recently. WILX reported on Tuesday, October 23rd, that multiple fights broke out in Lansing Everett High School that resulted in the school having to be placed on lockdown. Apparently, a “large” fight broke out in the cafeteria which required both school security and police to get it under control. After the fight was resolved and the situation was under control, police arrested four teens, two 15-year-old boys, one 15-year-old girl, and one 17-year-old girl.
The teens were charged with a misdemeanor of obstructing/hindering/opposing a police officer in the performance of their duty, stated WILX. The 15-year-olds were expected to be charged in probate court and then were allegedly released back to their parents that same day. The 17-year-old, however, was going to be charged as an adult and would be given the opportunity to bond out of jail. A communications person for the school explained that the incident was going to be investigated and that the teens responsible for causing the fight were arrested and would be faced with other disciplinary measures following the outcome of the investigation.
Based on the details described above, it seems as though these teens might be faced with serious penalties for the decisions they made.
What should I do if my teen was recently arrested in Lansing, MI?
While it is evident that some teens simply make the wrong choice, others happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. And if your teen was recently arrested in Lansing because of either reason, you are encouraged to contact Lansing, MI criminal defense lawyer Stuart R. Shafer. The fact is, just because criminal charges were filed against your teen doesn’t mean they are going to be convicted of the crimes they have been accused of committing. However, if you want to increase your chances of getting their charges reduced or dismissed, which would, in turn, lower the number of penalties they were up against, you would need to hire a MI criminal defense lawyer to represent them throughout the duration of their case.
Therefore, if you are interested in learning more about how a criminal defense attorney can help you and your teen and why it is essential to retain legal representation after an arrest is made, contact the Law Offices of Stuart R. Shafer, P.C. to schedule an initial consultation. The reality is, a criminal charge can significantly reduce the number of opportunities available to your teen which is why you need to have someone working on their side, protecting their interests and rights.
You can reach the Law Offices of Stuart R. Shafer, P.C. at:
1223 Turner Street, #333
Lansing, MI 48906