Q: Can I be prosecuted?
After the fight, her mother filed a police report against me and they said the other young lady had a knot on her head. Can I possibly go to jail? I am 17 and a Junior in high school.
A: If you are accused of assaulting the young lady, you could be prosecuted for assault & battery. Assault & battery is a misdemeanor which carries a potential jail sentence of up to 93 days. If you were 17 at the time of the alleged offense, you'd be prosecuted as an adult, not as a juvenile.
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