Shepherdsville, KY asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky

Q: Is a 17 year old allowed to fight a 14 year old? Isn’t a 17 year old considered a adult?

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Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Under criminal law in Kentucky, anyone under 18 is considered a juvenile. It is illegal for any person, juvenile or adult, to injure another person by force unless they are using self-defense.

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: No. Under 18 is a juvenile so you gave two juveniles fighting.

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