My cousin is only 14 and he’s in the wrong path. Earlier in the year he got arrested along with a bunch of other kids for breaking into a school and smoking. He got community service. Now he got arrested again for armed robbery and assault. My cousin robbed him of money. The kid told police that he used a knife. My cousin is denying that and claims that he has a video.(I was confused when he said that) . He has now been place on house arrest until court date. What potential consequences could he face? Can his previous arrested be brought up in court? It’s really upsetting that he is in all this mess.
Under the worst conditions he could be tried as an adult
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There is nothing you can do - except not broadcast the details of his case on an open forum.
He needs an attorney versed in juvenile criminal defense.
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Since he is not legally an adult, I am rerouting this to the Juvenile Forum. He can be charged and tied in Adult Court under the Youthful Offenders Law. However, I believe that he will stay in Juvenile Court. HIs charges are serious felonies. If convicted he could be committed to the Department of Youth Services (DYS) up to his 21st birthday. He could also receive Probation, with intensive supervision and treatment for whatever issues he may have (alcohol, drugs, mental health). As you said he is heading down the wrong path. This maybe his wake up call.
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