The suspect who allegedly fired the shots turned out to be Brown, whose mother brought him to police to surrender. Despite his age, officials believe that the charges against him are sufficiently serious to warrant a trial in adult criminal court.
Brown is not the only underage individual to be facing charges in a Nevada criminal court. In fact, NRS 62B.390 addresses the question of whether or not juveniles may be tried as adults in the state. When a child is tried and convicted in criminal court, they may be headed to juvenile hall and they may also be facing a lifetime of difficulties getting the education and employment they need. A reputable Las Vegas criminal defense attorney like the practitioners at the Potter Law Offices can help keep a minor’s case in juvenile court or fight for their rights in criminal court.