The prospect of a confrontation with a police officer is nerve-wracking for adults but is likely especially so for teenagers. Unfortunately, the prospect of such an encounter could cause teenagers to act in ways that are out of character. In fact, two Texas teens are facing weapons charges, among several others, after they were pursued by police officers.
The series of events that ultimately resulted in the arrests of a 17-year-old and a 14-year-old reportedly began around 5 a.m. on a day in early October. According to reports, a police officer reported seeing the two teens, wearing black clothing, standing near two vehicles. The officer allegedly attempted to “check out” the teens; the pair reportedly then left the scene in a sedan.
A pursuit followed. Police claim that it did not come to an end until the vehicle in which they were traveling crashed into a utility pole. Though police say that the two teenagers attempted to flee the scene on foot, they were both taken into custody. Law enforcement officers claim that they vehicle had been stolen.
In addition to weapons charges of unlawful carrying weapons, the Texas boys are charged with engaging in organized criminal activity, evading arrest, and possession of marijuana, among other charges. The identity of the younger teen was not released due to his age. Unfortunately, the decisions that the young men are facing will having a significant impact on the rest of their lives. Without guidance from an experience criminal defense attorney, they may feel unprepared to adequately respond to the charges filed against them.