In Rochester and throughout New York State, it is not unusual for teens to be arrested and find themselves facing allegations of criminal wrongdoing. In some cases, they are caught up in an incident and are wrongfully accused. In others, they might have made a mistake. Regardless of the circumstances, an arrest - even if it is for juvenile crimes and the alleged perpetrators are under 18 - can have long-term consequences on the person's life. In these cases, it is important for them and their parents to understand the critical nature of having a strong legal defense.
A 31-year-old man was attacked, beaten and robbed by a group of teens. He was outside a restaurant area at around 5 p.m. when the attack occurred. Law enforcement was called and saw the teens assaulting the man. A chase ensued and six were arrested. Two 17-year-olds were charged with robbery in the first and second-degree, and attempted gang assault in the first degree. These are felony charges. The others are also charged with these violations. If the number of assailants comes to two or more, it is a gang assault. The man's injuries were minor. One teen had a gun, but it was found to be fake. The investigation is continuing.