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Juvenile charges: Florida teen charged in relation to shooting

When young people are charged due to alleged involvement in serious crimes, the situation is undoubtedly frightening. Juvenile charges can greatly impact an individual's life, especially if the accused party is convicted. Therefore, creating a criminal defense in order to combat serious allegations may be in the best interests of the individuals involved.

It was recently reported that a 13-year-old Florida teen was taken into custody after an alleged shooting. It was reported that the teen had made plans to purportedly meet with a 25-year-old man in order to exchange guns. There were apparently more individuals present, including a 17-year-old male and a 24-year-old male, at the time of the incident.

Reports went on to state that the 13-year-old allegedly began firing shots at the 25-year-old man. It was also noted that the young teen and the 17-year-old individual purportedly began shooting at the 24-year-old man as he tried to flee. The 25-year-old man reportedly died as a result, and the 24-year-old was seriously injured. The 13-year-old was taken into custody after his mother contacted police about the situation and is facing charges of murder, attempted murder and other allegations.

Juvenile charges that result from serious situations such as this alleged event can have considerable impact on the teenager's life. It will likely be determined whether the individual should be considered an adult as the case moves forward, which could impact the decisions made regarding his criminal defense. Information on such decisions and related juvenile cases in Florida may prove valuable when forming a defense.

Source:, "13-year-old jailed, 17-year-old sought in gun swap murder", Garrett Pelican, June 17, 2015

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