Treatment Program for Violent Youth as Opposed to Strict Jail Time

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Part 1 Scenario as Police Officer State Patrol Officer Jones, am on routine patrol duty when an announcement is made that a late-model foreign car was stolen at gunpoint about one-hour earlier roughly 10 miles away. The only physical description given is the late model of the car, foreign, and a young male wearing a baseball cap. A few minutes later, Jones notices a late model BMW with a single driver, a young man. Officer Jones signals the driver to stop, even though he is obeying all traffic laws. When asked for his license and registration, however, the driver, John, says he does not have one and he borrowed the car from his uncle. Jones checks the plates and finds out that the BMW was indeed the automobile reported in the robbery. He cuffs John and, without advising him of his Miranda rights, asks him if he was involved in the robbery. John admits to the deed and tells Jones that the gun used in the robbery was in the trunk, and that he is a member of the MS-13 gang and stealing a car is part of his initiation. Based on Jones' view of probable cause, John would be charged with suspicion of aiding and abetting a felony robbery (by gunpoint), driving a stolen vehicle, driving without insurance, a license, and registration, and felony theft. These are delineated as: Motor Vehicle Theft the criminal act of stealing or attempting to steal a motor vehicle. Carjacking under the Federal Anti-Car Theft Act of 1992 (FACTA) because firearms were used (Beat Auto Theft, 2011).

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