He will likely be charged with Felonious Assault, a felony of the second degree. If there was serious provocation brought on by the victim, he may be charged with Aggravated Assault, a lesser charge, which is a felony of the fourth degree. I cannot predict with certainty how your particular juvenile court would handle the case. In the juvenile courts that I regularly appear, he would remain in juvenile detention until a mental health assessment and possibly a drug and alcohol assessment are completed. He may or may not be held in custody for a period of time after that. Depending on the a number of factors, he may be receive treatment and programming at a residential lock-down facility. He would ultimately be placed on probation and complete anger management counseling and any other counseling the court deemed necessary. He would receive a suspended commitment to the Department of Youth Services (DYS), which could last until he turns 21. He would only have to serve this commitment if he violated his probation or committed a new offense. It is possible that he will be ordered to have no contact with the victim or reside in the same home as the victim. Depending on the other circumstances, children services may become involved. I would assume that if he does not already have an attorney, the court will be appointing one in the near future. The attorney will be able to give you more specific information as to the likely outcome in your particular court.
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He will probably face a delinquency charge for committing an act which would be felonious assault, if committed by an adult. He needs a lawyer.
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