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Florida teen may need criminal defense after alleged attack

When children react to situations, they may not always use their best judgment. Unfortunately, the actions they take, especially those made out of anger, could land them in considerable trouble. In some cases, minors could even need a criminal defense if criminal charges are brought against them.

The parents of one young girl in Florida may be looking into defense options after a recent incident that allegedly took place. According to reports, the 14-year-old girl had become angry after she believed that a person was spreading rumors about her on social media. As a result, she purportedly met with the girl she believed to be behind the comments and began to attack the other girl. Several bystanders recorded the incident on their cell phones.

The alleged victim's mother stated that the girl had only been at the school for a week, and it is believed that she may have been the wrong target. She purportedly suffered a swollen jaw, bruises and headaches as a result of the alleged incident. Authorities took the 14-year-old girl into custody on suspicion of misdemeanor battery. It was unclear whether formal charges had been filed.

If formal charges are leveled against the young Florida girl, she could face lasting impacts on her life. As a result, her parents undoubtedly want to find the best way in which to handle the predicament. Obtaining information on their daughter's criminal defense options and learning more about juvenile crimes may help them determine their best courses for moving forward.

Source:, "Florida girl beats up 13-year-old classmate while friends record assault", Merris Badcock, Jan. 24, 2018

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