Asheboro, NC asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for North Carolina

Q: My daughter was babysitting for her aunt and she beat her up she did defend herself she’s 17. What should I do

She repeatedly slapped my daughter in the face she had her by the throat. My daughter want to know if they will report her to dad she has to children that I believe may have seen it she is worried about the kids but that she will get in trouble for hitting her back

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Adam Bull
Adam Bull
  • Asheville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: If daughter was not the aggressor and didnt start the altercation, and if she has injuries, then go to the magistrates office and take out assault charges. Nothing prevents aunt from doing the same thing.

Clearly this is an unhealthy family relationship, and I would sever contact until it can be determined whose fault this is.

There may be more to the story, so until you hear from both sides I wouldn't rush to judgment. If daughter is worried about being charged, it seems that she may know more than shes telling, unless aunt has a history of violence.

Call aunt and ask her what happened, then re-assess where things are.

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