Chelmsford-based Attorney Eric Barber-Mingo. WESTFORDCAT PHOTO

VIDEO: Legal Ease Host Interviews Local Attorney on Adult Consequences of Juvenile Behavior

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Christopher T. Lilly interviews Attorney Eric Barber-Mingo on the adult consequences of juvenile behavior.

“A lot of teens and their parents don’t necessarily think about the broad array of things that could really go wrong…”

Barber-Mingo said a teen’s brain isn’t fully capable of thinking about the consequences of an action, such as drinking and driving. Teenagers are presumed to be bad drivers. If a teen is stopped by police, any level of alcohol in his system over .02 could bring dire consequences.

“Police will take your license,” Barber-Mingo said. [Continue below.]

If the teen refuses to take a breathalyzer test, his license would be taken away for three years. Adults who refuse the test, lose their licenses for six months.

The teenage brain at age 15 to 18 is not fully developed to think beyond the moment, said the attorney.

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