Is it possible I can go to juvenile home for this? What's the laws against this and what is the worst punishment I can get
A person online was ripping on my brother and his friend and I told this person who I thought was a bully to "go kill themselves" not meant to be taken seriously because I wanted them to lay off my brother. Turns out it was a girl that they knew and she told her dad what I said and her dad is a state trooper.
I'm 15 and she's 13
3 attorney answers
Bullying is not something courts take lightly because so many kids have actually committed suicide because they felt bullied. Michigan has adopted laws now about bullying. One is called "Matt's Safe School's Law." That law relates to school policies, so depending on your school's policy, you can get in trouble at school for what you said, and it's likely she could get in trouble at her school, too I know you've said you felt she was bullying your brother and his friend, but retaliating can also make you look like a bully too, especially because you are older.
There are criminal laws about bullying, too, so you need to be very careful about what you say. I can't say you won't get in trouble at all. I deal with teenagers a lot who are in our juvenile detention facility for things that don't seem like that big of a big deal at the time. And even being detained for a small time is really tough on them.
I'm providing a link for you where some Michigan attorneys have written about the Michigan bullying laws.
The advice given in this post is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. No information communicated to McMillion Law PLLC through this site will be protected by either the attorney-client privilege or the work product doctrine.
Juvenile law is a specialized area of the law. There are many rules that don't apply in adult court. You should hire a Juvenile Court attorney as soon as possible. Good luck.