Asked in Family Law, Child Support and Domestic Violence

Q: My brother (16 Y-O) thinks that he can controll me (14 Y-O) because he is stronger,so can i call the cops if he hit me.

I am 14 years old and my brother is 16. He thinks that he can controll me because he is stronger than me. He also acts this way towards my parents and they can't do anything about it because he is the strongest out of us. If we were alone in the house while my parents were at work and he were to hit be, could I call the cops and what woulld happen if I did.

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez
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A: THE COPS WOULD CALL CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES AND YOUR PARENTS WOULD BE REPRIMANDED FOR NOT TAKING STEPS TO PROTECT YOU. ALSO, YOUR BROTHER MAY HAVE TO GO TO A REFORMATORY SCHOOL , IF THE MINOR'S COURT THINKS THAT THE DANGER TO YOUR PERSON IS SERIOUS ENOUGH. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST A MINOR IS A VERY SERIOUS THING AND POEPLE DO NOT KNOW IT UNTIL IT HAPPENS TO THEM. I SUGGEST YOUR PARENTS TALK TO THEIR SON AND ENROLL HIM IN AN ANGER MANANGEMENT CLASS AND POSSIBLY TALK HIM INTO TAKING SOME PRIVATE COUNSELING SESSIONS. THIS IS NOT A LAUGHING MATTER AND I CANNO EMPHASIZE ENOUGH FOR YOUR PARENTS TO INTERVENE RIGHT AWAY BEFORE SOMETHING SERIOUS HAPPENS TO ANY OF YOU. BEST OF LUCK.

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