What will happen to a teenager injuring another teenager where injured teenager ended up in a coma? 5 Answers as of February 25, 2014

Let's say a 17 year old kid intentionally pushed another 17 year old down a flight of stairs in school and now that kid is in a coma from a head injury. Besides being expelled from school, what would happen to the perpetrator? Would he go to jail at 17 or just juvenile hall? Any info would greatly help. Thanks!

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Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
That is a criminal act, and should be punished accordingly.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 2/25/2014
The Law Offices of Russell Gregory, P.C.
The Law Offices of Russell Gregory, P.C. | Russell Gregory
Certainly, this will depend a lot upon the specific facts of the incident, and the history of the perpetrator. As a civil plaintiff attorney, I can say that a lawsuit for money damages may also be pursuable. The perpetrator is almost definitely responsible, but he presumably does not have much. His parents may be liable, again depending upon the facts and their knowledge of violent tendencies in their son. The school could also be liable, as could a separate security providing services at the school. The matter should definitely be discussed, given your son's condition.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 2/21/2014
Ferguson & Ferguson
Ferguson & Ferguson | Randy W. Ferguson
Should be tried as a felony assault. Good chance they will go off to prison if priors. Should be sued in civil court also.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 2/21/2014
Peters Law, PLLC
Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
It could be either. It depends on the prosecutor. If the prosecutor goes after him as an adult, he could be looking at a long prison sentence. The kid needs an attorney, now.
Answer Applies to: Idaho
Replied: 2/21/2014
Lombardi Law Firm
Lombardi Law Firm | Steve Lombardi
You are asking a question specific to the 17 year old minor, juvenile court law in your state and I see nothing to indicate his intent one way or another. Without more information there is no way to answer this question in any credible way.
Answer Applies to: Iowa
Replied: 2/21/2014
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