Unfortunately the answer is yes, they can. Some news media will show discretion about publishing the name of a juvenile charged with a crime, but that is a personal/professional choice on the part of the individual writing the story. There is no law preventing the name of a defendant, even a juvenile defendant, from being used in news reports. The best thing to do is to get your son a lawyer to fight his case in court, if he does not already have one. Good luck.Ask a similar question
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