Castaic, CA asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for California

Q: Is it to late to file charges for assault?

I was assated by a girl I know a month ago leaving me with a bruised eye. Ii have pictures as well as people whom she told she did it. She also told them I did not touch her. Now she's saying I hit her. I have pics of us both I have a black eye she does not in pics. The pics were taken the day of and after both time stamped. At the time I was trying to protect her but our relationship has not improved and we've had a couple incidents since.

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Joseph Abrams
Joseph Abrams
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Anaheim, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: While it's not too late to file a police report about the incident, the delay in reporting may effect the strength of the evidence and whether or not authorities will want to pursue the case. If you do file, be sure to have all your evidence in order and be able to explain truthfully exactly what happened.

- Law Office of Joseph Abrams, Anaheim, CA

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: you may have a hard time getting the police and or DA to take action b/c of the delay.

because you don't have an injury that shows up doesn't mean you did not touch her

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