Georgia police are on a mission, and they have stepped up efforts to prevent teens from drinking in local establishments. Recently, law enforcement teams have utilized undercover agents in the form of people under the age of 21 to test area businesses' compliance with underage alcohol sales. Though the operation was geared towards businesses, parents and teens need to be aware that if a teen is caught with alcohol the establishment that served it is not the only one facing legal trouble.
Georgia parents would likely agree that teens can be as difficult to manage as children at younger ages. Though most teens are ready for some level of independence, and can often get through their daily routine without much supervision or assistance, teens often do not understand that their actions can have consequences that could follow them for decades. Sometimes, one bad decision, such as a theft crime, can land a young person in a legal situation he or she may not be equipped to deal with.
Many Georgia residents can relate to situations where days that start out one way wind up quite another. One man recently gained a clear understanding of what that is like when he was traveling somewhere and a police officer pulled him over in a traffic stop. The events that unfolded thereafter may change his life because he is now facing marijuana possession and trafficking charges.
The month of October is a favorite on the calendar for many Georgia residents. The heat of summer finally releases it's grip, and cool weather brings fun activities like football games, walks in the woods to enjoy the foliage and family favorite dinners. October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and one local community has found a creative way to bring attention to the issue.
Georgia parents are probably aware that there is potential for trouble when their children are old enough to venture out with friends. Most parents can only hope that the lessons they have taught their teens will help them avoid getting themselves involved in illegal activity, but sometimes teens make mistakes. Recently, two children accused of shoplifting found themselves involved in an incident that ended in the shooting of a police officer.