Re: 13 Year Old Nephew Charged with Assault on a Girl
First thing to do, engage an attorney - he faces some potentially very serious charges here.
What his potential penalty might be will depend on the specific statute(s) under which he is charged. if you know those, please post them. If not, just understand that it could be very, very bad.
Also, there is no parent-child privilege, so mom needs to be careful how much information she obtains from her son as she could be called to testify for the prosecution so it might help for her not to get too much info from him just now.
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