Elmwood Park, IL asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Illinois

Q: My daughter was attacked by another girl and physically assaulted. They are both 13. Why can't I press charges?

Police witnessed the assault and told me to talk to the school. But it was on sat and the school won't do anything. So this girl just gets away with almost break my kids nose?

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2 Lawyer Answers

Brian Polinske

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Edwardsville, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: You can proceed to the State's Attorney's office or contact the law enforcement agency who has jurisdiction to see if they are willing to pursue. Generally if there is an eyewitness to such an event the State will move forward with it.

Cheryl Powell

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Mt Vernon, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Talk to the state's attorneys office. The school should not be involved.

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