I am trying to find out what the laws are against an adult using physical violence against a minor...if that minor is on the adults property. Unless the adult is being attacked isnt it illegal to beat a child under 18 years old up...say a 15 year old is messing around in someones backyard, and when the adult says stop, that kid doesn't, the adult cannot go and instigate a fight, but would need to call the police.Can anyone inform me on this better or give me a link to laws like this. I live in michigan. Basically me and someone are arguing over this question, he says that it doesnt matter if its a minor if the minor is on his property.Answer Question
Answer by PeytonsMom21109 at 2:19 PM on Sep. 11, 2009
Answer by gammie at 3:11 PM on Sep. 11, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 5:19 PM on Sep. 11, 2009
This is hypothetical, right? The adult didn't instigate the fight, the teen did by trespassing. Once the adult got to the teen, what did the teen do? This is where you will find the gray area. Courts are becoming more and more lenient when someone violates boundaries. We had a teen at my son's high school murdered during a home invasion this week. The burglars are suspected to be 14, 15, and 18. Being a teen doesn't hold much weight anymore. They will tried as adults, even the 14 year old - my son's age.
Answer by jesse123456 at 6:13 PM on Sep. 11, 2009
Answer by soveryconfused at 7:43 PM on Sep. 11, 2009
Oh yes it does. Just being on the property is not and cannot be interpreted as threat. It may be rude, but it isn't a threat. There must be something that makes the man believe that his or his loved ones' lives are in imminent danger.
Answer by jesse123456 at 8:27 PM on Sep. 11, 2009
Answer by soveryconfused at 7:28 AM on Sep. 12, 2009