Decatur, IL asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Personal Injury for Illinois

Q: If my 22 yr old cousin were to hit me, and my sister called the cops, would she go to jail? I'm 15 turning 16 in a week.

She hasn't done it yet, but she talks about it all the time. Like, when she got into a fight with my younger sister (not physical) and she said she has to leave pur house before she "lays hands" on one of us (me, and my younger siblings). I am just asking to make sure what to do when that time does come, because i know it will. Thabk you to anyone who helped!

1 Lawyer Answer
James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg
  • Rochelle, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: She is not likely to go to jail for a first offense, though if she causes serious injury it's possible.

Juan Ooink agrees with this answer

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