Minor usiing knife for Self Defense?

If a Minor is being attacked by someone much larger than him and the minor uses a knife in self defense, would he go to jail? What are the legal consiquences of this?

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  • 7 years ago
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    Juvie/Jail depending on your age.

    You aren't allowed to use deadly force unless your life is in eminent danger you'd have to convince a judge that you were in fear for your life and the knife was your only option. The judge would ask you why you didn't flee because that is your first responsibility in most states and he'd probably ask you why you were carrying a knife. If you were trapped I would ask what the hell makes you think a guy big enough to make you pull a knife wouldn't take it away from you or pull a gun. A knife doesn't work in the real world like it does in the movies all it takes is a jacket or a teeshirt to disarm you. Then what? If you are armed the bigger guy can turn the situation against you by claiming he had to beat you senseless with a rock or a stick because you attacked him with a knife.

  • 7 years ago

    If a minor is being attacked by someone much larger than him he should run and yell for help. It is a very serious crime to attack a minor.

    Also, a minor should not go anywhere alone if there is a risk of being attacked. A minor should not be in a situation where they might have to protect themselves with a deadly weapon.

    Any adult to puts a minor in such a risky situation could be charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.

  • 7 years ago

    It depends.

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