South Bend, IN asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Juvenile Law for Indiana

Q: If a 15 year old fights someone younger, will they get in trouble?

Say a 12 year old is instigating a fight with someone 15 years old or more, and they fight. Would the older kid catch a charge?

1 Lawyer Answer
William Hurst
William Hurst
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: This isn't really a personal injury question, but they may be charged. If the fight was instigated by the younger child, however, the older child has the right to self defense.

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