Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey

Q: Can a 14 year old beat up a 10 year old

My brother is 14 and my friend is 10 and my brother wants to beat him up

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3 Lawyer Answers
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
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  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: No its called an assault and its a criminal offense.

Peter Briskin
Peter Briskin
PREMIUM
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  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Great question!

Brian Russell Wood
Brian Russell Wood
PREMIUM
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A: Unfortunately, this is a crime, and should not be done. Fortunately, your brother would be charged as a minor, which in many states carries lower punishment.

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