Legal Question in Criminal Law in New York

can a 15 year old get convicted for murder in the state of new york?

how long would he/she be locked up for?

and if the suspect has a history of quite alot of hospitalazations for deppression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder, would that help them in court? would it help a 15 year old to not get convicted?

thank you

Asked on 6/23/11, 11:52 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Carlos Gonzalez Gonzalez Legal Associates PLLC

Yes, a fifteen can be convicted and may face sentencing as an adult of up to 25- life. I would suggest any parent hire an attorney immediately for any minor charged with such a crime

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Answered on 6/25/11, 9:52 am

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