Montgomery County was the first county in Maryland to begin a teen court program concerning teenagers accused of a variety of juvenile crimes such as theft or other property crimes, drug possession and underage drinking. It has now been 15 years since this program was implemented, and it involves having other teenagers serve on a jury when one of their peers is charged with an offense.
When young people are on probation or paroled from a penal institution, one of the greatest challenges they face are gaps in their education that will prevent them from obtaining meaningful employment. Schools are absolutely essential in making certain that such gaps can be mended.
A Maryland woman charged with a number of prescription fraud charges is currently being held on $5,000 bond. She was reported as trying to pass a fraudulent prescription, and it was discovered that she was wanted concerning another probation violation. And after being taken to an adult detention center it is alleged that an additional forged prescription was found.
There is now a stigma that goes along with being arrested for drunk driving. Being pulled over for a DUI could lead to large fines and significant jail time. However, because such arrests are often publicized in local newspapers before there has even been a determination of guilt or innocence, those individuals arrested often face public embarrassment and the possible breakup of their family as well.