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13-year-old faces criminal charges after argument escalates

According to Virginia state law, maliciously injuring another person is against the law and can result in serious consequences. According to a recent report, a 13-year-old boy is now facing a charge of malicious bodily injury by means of any caustic substance after an alleged altercation with another teen went too far. Juvenile criminal offense convictions can have a long-lasting impact on a teen's life.

Juveniles may be criminally charged for trespassing

Young people often get into trouble when they end up in places they are not supposed to be. In fact, the act of unlawfully entering a property itself could result in a charge of criminal trespass. According to Virginia trespassing laws, you are not permitted to enter another person's land or building without their permission.

Is underage possession of alcohol a crime in Virginia?

As far as alcohol-related crimes go, drunk driving receives by far the most attention. However, for young adults and children under the age of 21, even possessing or drinking alcohol can result in criminal charges. While drinking underage is fairly common nowadays, it is still a crime and can result in serious consequences. Over the last couple of decades, Virginia has made more of an effort to enforce underage drinking laws, which means young people are more likely to get arrested for liquor law violations than ever before.

Is cyberbullying a crime in Virginia?

Young people nowadays use social media as a way to communicate with their peers and share information. However, some teens in Virginia take things too far by using websites and apps like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, to engage in cyberbullying. Cyberbullying may involve sending threats online or posting hostile or vulgar messages directed at another person with the intent to hurt them. Teens may even post others' private information or inappropriate, Photoshopped images of another person to embarrass them in front of their peers.

Assistance in navigating juvenile crimes

A large part of being young is making mistakes. While many of these errors don't result in major punishment or consequence, some unfortunately involve more serious events. Even for many of these mistakes, however it's important to recognize that every young person deserves the opportunity for a second chance. That second chance may only come with proper representation.


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