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If they are able to prove the allegations, then he could potentially be convicted of misdemeanor assault against the girl and face up to a year in jail if charged as an adult. If he is charged as a juvenile, he could possibly be looking at juvenile detention.
However the reality of it is that if he was convicted, he would likely get some type of probation and be ordered to pay restitution to the girl's parents for the cost of any medical treatment.
He could argue that this was horseplay gone wrong, but if he pulled her of and kicked her, that will be a little hard to swallow.
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Has your son been formally charged with assault by the prosecutor?
Did he get a summons to go to court?
What is the other girl going to testify as to what happened?
Ok, then tell your son not to worry about it right now. The way these things go is the alleged incident occurs, then upset "victim's" mother gets angry when she sees a bruise and runs down and files a complaint with the police or the DA's office. The DA will then sit on the complaint for a couple days and then decide if he wants to turn it into a formal charge or not pursue it.
If the police are reporting back to the DA that they don't think the girl is telling the truth, then there is a high probability that the DA will just drop it and decide not to actually pursue it.
So tell him not to get worked up about it because if they didn't immediately issue a summons and complaint, that means that they are not convinced that charges should actually be placed.
But a lot of what happens is going to depend on what the other girl that was there says happens as she would be a direct witness.
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