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Teen reportedly shoots brother he thought was a deer

On Behalf of | Feb 14, 2022 | Teenage And Juvenile Crime |

Hunting – particularly deer hunting — is a popular hobby in Michigan, but it can be a dangerous one. Sometimes mistakes are made, and a person is injured in the process. For example, a Michigan teen is facing criminal charges after he reportedly shot his brother who he mistook for a deer.

12-year-old injured

A 17-year-old boy is facing criminal charges after allegedly accidently shooting his 12-year-old brother. The 12-year-old reportedly went outside to tell his brother it was dinner time. The teen reportedly mistook the 12-year-old for a deer and shot him. The 12-year-old was hospitalized.

The teen has been charged with careless discharge of a firearm causing injury. His case will be heard in juvenile court. The prosecution has stated that a reasonable person would not have shot a gun in this situation.

Criminal charges can change your life

If you are charged with a crime, it can change the trajectory of your life forever. You may have to spend time in jail or prison if you are found guilty. Some of these prison sentences can last for years, effectively affecting your life forever. In addition, even if you are released from prison, you may have a criminal record that follows you the rest of your life, making it difficult to find employment and housing. Even teens charged and convicted in juvenile court can find their young lives have been changed forever. For this reason, it is important to ensure you develop a solid defense strategy to avoid being found guilty of the charges you face.