Teenagers, high school students, and college students do not always make the most informed or thought-ahead of solutions. This is because oftentimes, youth do not consider long-term consequences to their actions. In today’s day and age, many teenagers are relying on technology as their primary form of communication, whether that means sending an instant message, text, or photo.
Many teens partake in sexting, which is the sending or forwarding of sexually explicit photographs. This is often done without proper consent, or even involving underage participants, who don’t realize their behavior is illegal. In some cases, high school or college age students are charged with child pornography crimes, because the subject in the photo is 17 or under. As you can imagine, this is an extremely serious charge if convicted, and may last the entirety of one’s life if not curbed from the start.
Other common offenses many high school or college students partake in include, but are not limited to:
- Underage drinking, or drinking and driving
- Drug use, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, opioids, and more
- Other sexual activity, particularly when one or both parties are underage
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The Law Offices of William D. Thomson is led by a knowledgeable, success-driven, and determined Scranton criminal defense attorney. If you or a loved one is underage and facing criminal charges, there is no time like the present in enlisting in the help of our trusted legal team to combat any consequences awaiting you. We want to do everything in our power to fight for your rights, regardless of how long it takes, or how much is expected of us.
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