I'm sorry, but there are few nonviolent crimes that I think should lead to your life bring ruined at 18. I'd rather give someone a chance and fail then put someone with the potential to do great things away then have them stuck on unemployment forever. Do you think the world is improved by having more people in jail. Because the facts say that isn't the case.
Bearing in mind that running fast isn't a "great thing," what great things are you claiming that Cooper has the potential to do?