Many kids who have outgrown trick or treating still go out Halloween night with their friends. Even basically good kids, when they're in groups, can do things that can get them in trouble. While they (and you) may see things like throwing toilet paper or eggs around houses or smashing pumpkins as harmless pranks, the owners of the property and the police may see them very differently.
Juvenile crimes are so catastrophic because one action at a young age can follow a person for the rest of his or her life. That's why it's so important for teens and their parents to know all of their legal options whenever they are accused of criminal activity. It is nothing to take lightly.
If your child is facing criminal charges in North Carolina, you might not know what to do next. Do you get an attorney? Do you have the child plead guilty? Do you risk representing the child yourself in court? These are all questions that will likely go through your head. The bottom line is that you need a juvenile defense attorney and here are some tips for choosing one.