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Long-term consequences may stem from shooting that paralyzed man

At young ages, individuals do not always make the wisest decisions. Unfortunately, not all of the mistakes that they make due to poor judgment have only minor repercussions. In fact, serious actions could lead to long-term consequences that involve criminal charges.

It was recently reported that one juvenile was taken into custody by police and another is on the run after a shooting in Florida. According to reports, a father was shot in his home after his son invited some friends over for a party. Apparently, some other individuals crashed the party and would not leave when the son asked. As a result, the father got involved, and after his intervention, the shots occurred. The man was hit in the neck, and the bullet reportedly traveled through his spinal column and came out his right shoulder.

The shooting resulted in the man being paralyzed. Authorities were searching for two teens involved in the shooting, and a 17-year-old turned himself in to police. Officers are continuing to look for the other suspect, who was reported as being 15 years old. At the time of the report, the young man in custody was being held in juvenile court, and it had not yet been decided whether he will be charged as an adult.

This situation could have long-term consequences for the teens involved, and it is important that they understand that they do have criminal defense options. The young man in custody may want to work with his parents to determine what legal strategies could best help his predicament. Gaining information on Florida criminal proceedings may prove useful as well as on how facing charges as a juvenile and as an adult may differ.

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