Orlando Criminal Attorney Lyle Mazin discusses a case regarding Seminole County High School students who were accused of gang rape and face formal charges, and if they are likely to be charged as juveniles or face adult court.
High School Gang Rape: Will Students Face Adult Court
Video Transcript of an Interview with Our Orlando Defense Attorney
Anchor: The State Attorney’s Office has not had a chance to thoroughly
review the case yet, they will have to determine if there is enough evidence
to file formal charges against any or all six high school students. Tonight,
a defense attorney told us he thinks that the teens’ ages will play a role.
Attorney Mazin: In theory, if some are prosecuted in the juvenile system and some are
prosecuted in the adult system, then yes, there could be very different
consequences and outcomes for the different individuals. However, in reality,
wherever this goes I think this is going to be either 1.) not filed at
all or 2.) all of them are going to be seeing adult court.