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Teen needs criminal defense after facing firearm charges

Teenagers and other juveniles do not always make the best choices. They may think they can get away with doing something they should not do, or they may think that what they are doing is not harmful. However, if a juvenile breaks the law, he or she could still face charges and need a criminal defense.

It was recently reported that a 17-year-old Florida high school student was taken into custody by police. Apparently, an undisclosed person contacted police due to suspecting that the student had a gun. It was unclear what caused this suspicion. Nonetheless, the student was kept in a classroom, and police searched his belongings. A 9 mm handgun as well as an additional loaded magazine were allegedly discovered inside his backpack.

The teen reportedly stated that he had found the weapon away from the school. At the time of the report, he was being taken to a juvenile assessment center. He is currently facing multiple charges relating to possessing a firearm, including possession of a firearm on campus and possession of a firearm by a juvenile among others. Additional information on this case may become available at a later time.

Criminal charges related to weapons can often come with serious consequences if convictions occur. This juvenile's parents will undoubtedly want to obtain legal information regarding the criminal defense options that may be available for their son. A meaningful defense may help him avoid lasting impacts that this situation could have on his future. Local Florida legal resources may help them find the information they are looking for.

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