A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision says that juveniles cannot be sentenced to life for juvenile crime convictions other than murder — even if the juvenile is charged as an adult. For this reason, a West Palm Beach man was was re-sentenced for an assault crime he committed as a 16-year old.
The man, two other juveniles, and an adult were convicted of the rape of a 35-year old woman at a housing project in West Palm Beach in 2007. A 35-year old woman was said to have been sexually assaulted and her 12-year old son tortured by a group of boys.
The man was sentenced to life for the crime despite being a juvenile. Last Wednesday, his sentence was reduced to 60 years.
To discuss defending juvenile assault or battery charges with an experienced and compassionate attorney, contact the West Palm Beach juvenile assault defense lawyers of Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A. by calling 561-353-2800 today.