I live in Washtenaw County MI. My 17 yr old son was arrested for B&E. We have not received the formal charges yet but the circumstances were this: He was at a friends house. After drinking 4 or 5 beers, he went outside and went into 3 unlocked cars and took loose change. Then he went into a garage unattached to a house, went into another car and took change. 2 weeks before this, he got arrested for minor in posession of alcohol.
My son had a stellar reputation before this happened (marching band, volunter work with handicapped kids, well liked by teacher and other students.
There is a history of alcoholism in our family adn police suggested that this could be more of a substance abuse problem than a "bad kid"
However our lawyer said he could still be charged with 4 counts of felony B&E.
He has been seeing a psychiatrist and therapist for 2 1/2 years for bi-polar disorder and severe depression. This week he began a substance abuse treatment outpatient program.
What could happen now?