Q: would a 18 year old girl get in trouble fighting a 15 year old girl for the 15 year old hitting her first?
A: Self-defense is always a viable defense to an assault but it has limitations. Your response must be limited to defend yourself with the minimal degree of force needed. Also, you have a duty to retreat under certain circumstances. Without more details of your situation it would be difficult to give you more accurate legal advice. Given that the 15-year-old is a minor you could face a felony charge of risk of injury to a minor. I would contact a criminal defense attorney for a free consultation to go over more details.
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