Atlanta, GA asked in Criminal Law and Education Law for Georgia

Q: A teacher at a school yelled in my daughter face and my daughter pushed the teacher now they are pressing charges what..

Do i do?? the report is wrong and i haven’t seen any evidence pretaining to the incident but we got a letter from the court stating that we have a appear in court pertaining to theses changes filed against my 11yr old daughter

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David Edward Boyle

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Monroe, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Your daughter's case for battery will be in juvenile court where she likely only faces probation even if she is convicted. A more pressing outcome is that she will likely be suspended from school for 10 days and then expelled under the school's zero tolerance program. I would strongly encourage you to hire a lawyer to represent her.

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