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12-year-old boy likely needs criminal defense after arrest

It is not unusual for children to make foolish decisions. In most cases, those choices are relatively harmless in the long run, but in other instances, they could choose to carry out illegal acts. Though they are children, young individuals can still find themselves in need of a criminal defense if authorities charge them with crimes.

The parents of a 12-year-old boy in Florida will likely want to determine how to best handle such a predicament after the boy was recently taken into custody. Reports indicated that the child had been with two other male individuals of undisclosed ages and had allegedly burglarized a home. The three individuals were running from authorities, and while they attempted to rid themselves of some allegedly stolen items, the boy held on to a money jar.

He reportedly ran from police despite commands to stop and threw the jar at one officer. As a result, an officer utilized a Taser to get the child to stop. Emergency personnel looked over the boy before he was taken to an area hospital, and afterward, he was taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center. He is currently facing charges for grand theft, resisting an officer and burglary. The other two individuals allegedly involved had not been apprehended at the time of the report.

Though the boy is a juvenile, he could still face serious consequences if convicted of the allegations. Therefore, it may benefit his parents to understand what they can do to address the charges and work through their son's criminal proceedings. Information on criminal defense options and ways to gain assistance in Florida may prove useful to them.

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