It can sometimes seem impossible to keep teenagers out of trouble. As the saying goes, ‘youth is wasted on the young’ and they can exercise poor judgement in their choice of friends and activities.
What young people may fail to realize, is that if they are ‘hanging out’ with a group of friends and someone in that group decides to do something illegal, they can be considered guilty by association. They need to always be aware of what is going on around them.
When it comes to operating a vehicle, they need to understand the magnitude of getting behind the wheel while impaired by alcohol or drugs. If the worst happens and they are involved in an accident that results in a death, they could be charged with vehicular manslaughter.
The bottom line is this – an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Talk to your teenagers about always being aware of the ramifications of their actions. However, if the worst happens, then call us at Lanza Law Firm so that your family can have an experienced advocate in your corner.