What to do if my 16 year old son received a misdemeanor criminal summons for communicating threats?

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What to do if my 16 year old son received a misdemeanor criminal summons for communicating threats?

He said that he was going to kick this other boys a$$ (other boy is 18). The 2 of them were previously in a fight over a year ago for the same reason. Will we need a lawyers when we go to court?

Asked on January 14, 2014 under Criminal Law, North Carolina

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

It would be best to have an attorney review this matter and he may be charged as an adult (16 is not young). You want to make sure this matter is addressed with possible alternative conviction programs so that it can be expunged later and it won't affect his career or educational goals.


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