It's a fact of life that kids make mistakes. Unfortunately a mistake or youthful prank can sometimes lead to serious criminal charges. A St. Louis criminal defense attorney can help juveniles defend against criminal charges and serve as an advocate for a child's right to continue his or her life after a silly childhood prank.
One pair of young adults was recently arrested for allegedly pulling off a prank that is more common of young teens. Authorities say that the couple pulled up to a McDonald's drive-thru around 2 a.m. Wednesday while completely nude.
The pair was still in the McDonald's parking lot when authorities arrived and arrested them. The arresting officers claim that the 19-year-old man was trying to put his pants back on and the 21-year-old woman was covering herself with a blanket. The pair allegedly told officers that although driving to McDonald's in their birthday suits was probably a bad idea, they both still thought it was funny.
Police officers did not share the couple's sense of humor and hauled them to jail. They now face public indecency charges.
Public indecency is among the more rare charges for juveniles and young adults. It is more common for teens to be charged with crimes such as underage drinking, theft, school violations, truancy, or assault. Any of these charges can have serious consequences for a teen, which is why it is important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as early as possible if you or your child faces any similar charges.
Source: Associated Press, "Two charged after nude McDonald's run in western Illinois," Dec. 30, 2011