Clovis, CA asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California

Q: im thirteen and my brother is 17 turning 18 this year .. will he get introuble if he keeps on putting hands on me

Hes been putting hands on me since 2018 but it doesnt happen often but everytime he gets mad he punches me in the face

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez
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  • Berkeley, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: He is in trouble now. He will be in bigger trouble when he turns 18. Ask your father to intervene immediately and to have him get counseling and to take anger management classes. Many young men do not realize that their lives could change dramatically by their obnoxious behavior towards minors. Best of luck.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
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  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I would also report this to school authorities when you return in the Fall. This is called "Child abuse" and it does not matter if the abuser is also a child. This is not acceptable.

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