In a lot of cases, criminal charges stem from one incident or act. They result from one moment in time where someone either failed to do something or acted in a way the person shouldn't have. Yet, the consequences from this one moment have the potential to stay with a person for the rest of the person's life. When the accused is young, the consequences can be even more acute.
Recently in Portland, a 16-year-old boy has been arrested on felony charges. According to reports, the boy is accused of being involved in a gang related shooting in August. Police claim that the boy was responsible for shots that were fired outside of a bar on Aug. 9 on Cully Blvd. in Northeast Portland. Reports say that no one was hurt in the incident. Following a lengthy investigation, the boy was arrested at his home in Southeast Portland. He is being held in a juvenile detention facility.