What will happen to my son arrested for pushing a student? 3 Answers as of April 26, 2011

My son was accussed of physically restraining a student at school.C an my 17 year old son be arrested for pushing a female student in defense?

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Goolsby Law Office
Goolsby Law Office | Richard Goolsby
Yes, it is possible that he could be charged with an offense, and since he is 17, it could be dealt with in adult (superior) court. Therefore, I recommend that you contact a criminal lawyer in your community ASAP! Good luck!
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 4/26/2011
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
Yes your son can he arrested for pushing another student. Self-defense means that he DID IT, but he had a reason for doing it. There is no self-defenseby accident. So, now the question is how many witnesses, and what will the witnesses say at trial about the self-defense. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 4/26/2011
Andrew R. Lynch, P.C.
Andrew R. Lynch, P.C. | Andrew R. Lynch
Your son will likely be prosecuted for simple battery or battery. If he acted in self defense this a defense to the prosecution and a question for a jury. Depending on what court he is going to be in he may be eligible for a diversion program that would allow him to have the case dismissed.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 4/26/2011
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