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Old 11-29-2018, 07:15 PM
 
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It is normal for teens who commit criminal acts to have run-ins with the law. One, you can give them a pass. More than one, better start paying attention.
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:51 PM
 
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It is common for teens to get hold of fake IDs so that they can get into bars and nightclubs, maybe even buy alcohol at liquor stores. If they get caught, they can get into trouble, but I don't think it's a felony. It's a misdemeanor, and usually a person wouldn't wind up with a record from a first offense.

It is NOT normal to commit prescription fraud in order to obtain controlled substances. This is a serious felony. Noelle Bush, daughter of Jeb Bush who was at the time the governor of Florida, was arrested for this, although I doubt that she wound up with a felony conviction.

The young man who is saying, "It's nothing, everybody does this" is sorely mistaken.
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:40 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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Not remotely normal for when I was a teen or any of the teens I know now.
Ditto.
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Old 11-29-2018, 11:48 PM
 
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Leave what you think about his behavior aside, is it normal for teens/young adults in general to either have run-ins with the law (aside from things like driving over the speed limit) and/or getting a criminal record?
Weren't you a teenager or young adult at one time? Did you hang out with a crowd where people routinely committed crimes? I'm trying to understand why you would even have to ask if this is normal behavior. If it were, most of us would have records, but most of us don't.
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:38 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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Teens of color, especially black teens, and most especially black male teens are often targets of cops and do experience higher levels of harassment from the police. But it's not normal for most teens to actually have committed felonies and have to deal with potential jail time. If it is normal among your cousin's friends, he needs a new group of friends.
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:47 AM
 
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In what world would you think this is normal? SMFH
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:05 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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It is common for teens to get hold of fake IDs so that they can get into bars and nightclubs, maybe even buy alcohol at liquor stores. If they get caught, they can get into trouble, but I don't think it's a felony. It's a misdemeanor, and usually a person wouldn't wind up with a record from a first offense.

It is NOT normal to commit prescription fraud in order to obtain controlled substances. This is a serious felony. Noelle Bush, daughter of Jeb Bush who was at the time the governor of Florida, was arrested for this, although I doubt that she wound up with a felony conviction.

The young man who is saying, "It's nothing, everybody does this" is sorely mistaken.
+1; but how would law enforcement know it is your 2nd offense if your 1st offense is never recorded.
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Old 11-30-2018, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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It's not normal at all for teens to have run-ins with the law, but unfortunately it happens far too often. That's not a good way to start life.
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Old 11-30-2018, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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Teens of color, especially black teens, and most especially black male teens are often targets of cops and do experience higher levels of harassment from the police. But it's not normal for most teens to actually have committed felonies and have to deal with potential jail time. If it is normal among your cousin's friends, he needs a new group of friends.
Now I wonder why that is .... ?
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Old 11-30-2018, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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these days with the Opiate crisis it is all too common, but not NORMAL. it is also common for innocent people to be caught up in or impacted by those who are committing the crimes.
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