Oakland, CA asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Utah

Q: a girl lied and said i chased her down the road and beat her up and dislocated her shoulder what can i do

this girl and my sister fought because this girl has been harrassing and bullying my sister for 2 years and jumped her at the mall a couple months ago. this girl shows up to our house with a giant group of friends and fights my sister. someone called the cops and everyone ran. this girl filed a police report and claimed that i chased her down the road AFTER the fight and beat her up, she also claims that when i beat her up i dislocated her shoulder. im being charged as an adult with assault even though i am 17. i never touched her and theres no evidence that i did. what can i do? [edited] i havent spoken to the cops but did have a court date where they explained my charges. i have another court date on the 30th and im nervous because this charge is so serious. i do also have a screenshot of the girl who is accusing me of assaulting her saying her shoulder was dislocated from "beating *my sister's* xxxx so hard"

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Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • St. George, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: You need a lawyer right now. Quit talking to the cops.

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Catherine Cleveland
Catherine Cleveland
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: You should not be charged as an adult. Hire an attorney ASAP.

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