Q: How long can yhe juvenile courts hold my 12 year old for aggrevated assault?
A: Yes, because aggravated assault is considered a violent crime. That being said, I would be curious to know whether the child is in general population or at a juvenile detention center. Your (and his) best bet will be to get with an experienced criminal defense attorney to assist him in the youth court and keep it from being bumped over to circuit court.
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