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Teens charged after robbery in Montgomery County

On Behalf of | Mar 21, 2024 | CRIMINAL LAW - Violent Crimes

Teenagers are often impulsive, which can lead them to make some very poor decisions that can affect them for the rest of their lives. Maryland teens who are convicted of committing violent crimes may face jail time, which can prevent them from finishing school, limiting their options when it comes to finding a job and being successful adults. Parents of teens who get into legal trouble, like the two who were recently arrested in Gaithersburg, must take these charges seriously and try to get their children back on track. 

2 teens arrested 

The two teenagers, a 14-year-old, and a 16-year-old, were arrested outside of a fast-food restaurant on Rothbury Drive. They are accused of strong-arm robbery. Authorities say that the teens robbed a man while armed, taking his shirt and sneakers. The 14-year-old is also facing gun charges as he was armed with two loaded handguns. 

After the arrest, the teenagers were transported to the Montgomery County Police Station. They were later released to their guardians. They now face serious charges, and if convicted, they could face time in a juvenile facility and other repercussions.  

Criminal defense 

When teenagers face legal trouble, parents are usually understandably concerned about what that means for the future. A conviction can impact many aspects of a young person’s life, preventing them from being able to go to college or work in some industries where criminal convictions eliminate prospective employees from being hired. Maryland parents and teens should be aware of the legal options available, which may include pleading to a lesser charge or going to court to defend against the charges. An attorney can guide toward choosing the right path.