Can a 17 year old go to jail for fighting?
A juvenile can be charged with simple assault for injuring another person, threatening to or attempting to injure another person or even making another person afraid. In this day and age, fights, threats, and roughhousing that were once considered a part of growing up can lead to serious criminal charges.
Can a 17 year old go to jail for fighting a 12 year old?
Both will go to jail. 17 will be prosecuted as an adult for violent crime in most states. If you are defending yourself from someone assaulting you, then the police will consider that, but if you are looking for trouble, and you attack someone, then you can be arrested.
When can you legally hit a girl?
No, women are not above the law when it comes to assault. If a woman assaults a man, the man has the right to use a reasonable amount of force to defend himself. Reasonable is the key here. If the woman punches you and you punch her
Can u go to jail for hitting someone?
Yes. It is called assault and battery.
How old do you have to be to go to juvie?
There is no minimum age to be sent to juvenile court if you are charged with a crime. Children as young as 6 years old have been sent to juvenile court and accused of being a delinquent.
Can you hit a girl in self defense?
You can hit anyone in self defense. You can also use force against anyone in the defense of another.