A Smyrna high school student found himself in jail after allegedly texting inappropriate pictures, police said.
Smyrna police arrested 17-year-old Lawrence Colin for allegedly texting naked, explicit pictures of himself to three juvenile girls.
Channel 2's Ross Cavitt spoke with attorney Vic Reynolds, who said he's seeing more cases of this nature being made now than ever.
Reynolds represented young clients in the past, many of whom found themselves facing charges for what used to be considered pranks and youthful indiscretions, Cavitt said.
Georgia law for related issues like sexting are tougher than most states as they can be felony charges punishable by one to 10 years in prison.
Although Colins faces a misdemeanor charge, Reynolds said the teen's alleged actions could have a lifelong impact.
"I tell a client once you're charged with a criminal offense, the warrant is issued, and you're booked into jail, you have an arrest record that is more than likely going to stay with you the rest of your life."