Lawndale, CA asked in Personal Injury for California

Q: Teen deliberately drags 10 year old to deep end of the pool while knowing she doesn’t know how to swim and nearly drowns

Both of them; can she be charged and if so what are the charges?

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William John Light

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  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The decision to charge criminally belongs to the District Attorney. Whether they would pursue charges in this case is unknown. A full examination of the fact would be necessary to even guess what the DA might do. Child Endangerment might apply.

leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=PEN§ionNum=273a.

Dale S. Gribow

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  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info needed.

how old is the teen? 13 or more than 14.

the DA will decide based on the evidence on how to file the case... if at all.

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