How much time could they be facing? they are innocent the 17 year old was the one who drove the getaway car as far as im told and the other 2 were just in back of the car, the shooter (passenger) has been charged with several other charges. their is a witness who wants to confirm the shooter, will this help the case? also their was proof that the shooter was not at home the day of the shooting.(shooter told cops he was home) we have around 4 people who want to give info will this help the 17 year old and the other 2 males in their case?the 17 year old was given a attorney. will these witnesses/testimonies help to have a lower sentence? the victim has passed away due to his injuries. can they win the case and have charges dropped? also, their has been evidence (shooters fingerprints on gun)
They could face life in prison if filed with gang enhancements, vicarious arming allegations and as an adult.
Don't seek all the answers here by repeated posting. It won't change just how serious this is. Time for a lawyer.
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They face up to life in prison. This is about as serious as if they actually killed the guy. Everyone needs a skilled and experienced attorney. Prepare for the long haul.
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The 17 year old could be charged as an adult and all three of them could be committed to life in State Prison. If one of the victims died then the charge is PC 187 and all of you children could be charged with that crime as principals in the crime. The appoint lawyers will most likely be seasoned criminal defense lawyers.
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