That depends on a lot of factors, including the fact of the case. With the right approach you or your child could potentially get probation. You need to hire a lawyer with experience in juvinile court, though. Many criminal attorney's may not be as familiar with the procedure or the culture of juvinile courts. However, keep in mind that they state can charge a 16 year-old as an adult. In that case real prison time could be invovled. In short, hire a lawyer who has both criminal court and juvinile court experience.
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