Two Peachtree City boys have been charged with manufacturing an explosive device after police say they injured a mail carrier with the device they put in a mailbox to get even with a local bully. According to an Associated Press news report, the teenagers – ages 15 and 16 – admitted that they planted the device in the mailbox.
Their names are not being released because of their age. According to the article, the boys threw one of the devices onto the porch of a home where the 17-year-old boy, the target of the attack, reportedly lived. The mailman then found another device that was placed in the home’s mailbox. He reportedly suffered minor chemical burns and an inhalation injury, the newspaper reports.
This is apparently a case where the boys, who were pushed around by this neighborhood bully, decided to get back at him by trying to pull off this prank and in the end landed themselves in a lot of trouble. Georgia Juvenile crime cases are complicated and can go from bad to worse very quickly without the expertise of an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney.
Thankfully, this case will be tried in juvenile court where proceedings are closed to the media and the public. But the boys could still face serious consequences such as time in juvenile hall and/or expulsion from school. They must be represented vigorously to help avoid serious consequences that could destroy their future and have further negative effects on their lives.
If your child is facing criminal charges you should hire a skilled Georgia juvenile crime attorney, who has a track record of successfully defending children and young people who have been accused on serious felony and misdemeanor crimes in the State of Georgia.