My son got bowie knife from a friend and another student asked him if he wanted to fight and my son showed him the knife and told him you don't want to fight me. Then my son asked another student if he wanted to die today and showed him the knife.He never actually hurt anyone and was questioned without a parent..what kind of judgement is normally given to a minor? And the other parents are pressing charges
Get a criminal defense lawyer for your son. The lawyer will make sure that state can prove their case and represent him accordingly.
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There are circumstances in Arizona where a minor can be charged as an adult. At this point, it is going to depend on the charging prosecutor how they want to charge the case. In any event, this is a serious matter and you would benefit from the assistance of a defense attorney. In some cases, and it sounds like this may be one, it is a good idea to get an attorney involved PRIOR to charges being filed rather than waiting. Do NOT speak to the police or allow them to speak to your son. If you retain a defense attorney now, any questioning would need to go through them. Many of us on Avvo will provide free consultations. Good luck.
It does indeed sound like your son can be charged with aggravated assault. Whether the State will pursue these charges through trial will be at the discretion of a prosecutor. I would recommend contacting a well-seasoned defense attorney and defending the case as best able.
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