My question involves juvenile law in the State of: California
Several months ago my son was involved in a altercation that winded him up in juvenile hall. On a night he was with some of his friends. my sons friend received a call from his younger brother stating that his friends: several girls and boys, were being chased and threatened by a group of older guys. They were followed and chased and were scared. My sons friend agreed to go help him. Told them that they would be at there shortly. The scared kids called others to help also.
My son then arrived as a passanger of the vehicle. When they got out of the car, the group of what they thought were older guys, since they recognized one guy from graduating the year prior, were at their parked vehicle. My son threw a soda from a fast food restarant at the group to scare them. One guy walked toward my son and my son pushed him back. After that, some of my sons friends and the other group of boys called, started to fist fight. The older guy that they recognized from graduating, went to his car and pulled out a object to scare them away. He went up to my sons friend and hit him with it. The friend getting hit took it out of the guys hand and hit him back repeatedly. Causing injury to this man. All the kids were shouting to stop, they all got scared and ran off. The injured guys friend called the police. The next week half the group was arrested at school and sent to juvenile hall. My son was released on EMP. They removed the device and put him on home supervision until the desposition hearing. My son followed all requirements and did not break any violations. They dropped three misdomenors if my son admitted to the pushing and soda throwing with a charge of battery. He agreed. He knew those actions were wrong.
With all that he was given a month in juvie and community service.
The family wants restition for suffering and loss of work. Will my son be reponsible even if he did not hit the guy? Just for being involved?