Writing or reading a text message takes your eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds. At 55 MPH, that’s like driving the length of a football field – blindfolded.
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Shoplifting is not a dare or a thrill. Shoplifting is a crime and the penalties for teens can often be much more severe than you might expect.
In addition to typical punishments, teens may lose certain school privileges or access to scholarships.
Studies show that about 25% of shoplifters arrested are between the ages of 13 and 17 years old.
Don’t take a chance with your future. Skip the dare to shoplift.
There are different names and definitions- such as LARCENY, ROBBERY, SHOPLIFTING, FRAUD, WRITING BAD CHECKS, etc., but in Tennessee, all forms of stealing is considered a THEFT and penalties range from misdemeanors to felonies.
In addition to stealing objects, this also includes Theft of Services such as illegally hooking up or onto someone else's cable or stealing WIFI codes and connections.
Any participation in theft is risky. Even having stolen items in your possession can bring charges against you.
Again, there are many names and definitions of Vandalism - all of which are considered crimes. These include:
Everyone knows that it is illegal for minors to drink alcoholic beverages, use illegal drugs, or use tobacco products. But you may not know other activities can be criminal:
Expressing your point of view becomes illegal when it disturbs, disrupts or harms others. Some examples are:
In a civilized society we maintain law and order through rules. Some rules (laws) are made to ensure your own wellbeing. Some examples are:
The roads and highways are public property and the government requires that you obey certain criteria in order to have the privilege to drive on public roads. It also means that in order to maintain good roads, bridges, etc., the public must purchase an official license to drive and car license tags. Acts that can get traffic violations include: