Q: Three adult girls provoked my son by hitting him with bats. He took the bat away and hit them back.
He is only 17 and these ladies called cops but took my son to jail.
A: more info needed.
he will be sent to juvenile court and there he should ask for a public defender or you can hire a private lawyer who practices in your area.
have him prepare a detailed summary ahead of time as lawyers time is expensive.
A: Hopefully they took him to juvenile hall (not jail) and will be handling the matter in juvenile court. It sounds like self defense, which a lawyer will investigate/pursue. Your son (or you) can help by identifying any potential witnesses and video cameras in the area that can be obtained by his lawyer to aid in establishing that defense later.
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