Q: Should I get a lawyer to recant a statement
I filled a report that my fiancé choked me now I do not want him to lose his job
A: You shouldn't be messaging or posting on social media. Anything you say can be used against you. Contact a criminal defense attorney in the county where this happened asap and get a consult. If case is in Northern VA I offer a free phone or video consult and you can contact me.
Shemeka C Hankins agrees with this answer
A: There are several issues here and yes you should at least talk to a lawyer about your options. If you told the police this happened and it actually happened, "recanting" is actually telling a lie which you could violate being under oath. If it didn't actually happen, then there is a way to properly recant your previous statement because you could be charged with filing a false police report. If you just don't want him to get into trouble, that is another thing entirely. Additionally, if you started or instigated the fight, a lawyer can properly instruct you on how to plead the fifth. I would advise you to make an appointment today to review all of you options. As Ms. Thayer indicated, local firms, like mine, offer free consultations regarding a number of matters.
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