Q: I have filed assault charges on my uni teacher with 3 witnesses. Would it be wise to pay a lawyer or use court-appointed
I am in nursing school and my teacher put her hands on me as 3 of my classmates witnessed. I immediately called my director and made her aware then my instructor told a completely false narrative in writing that I have shown to my witnesses who have confirmed it's false in every aspect but I am nervous because she is well known/trusted. I am scared and want to do what is best for myself.
Assuming it's a criminal case, then the case and your interests would be handled by the commonwealth attorneys office. Criminal cases are always the Commonwealth of Virginia v. The defendant (your professor) . You would be a witness, but not a party.
You cannot have a private attorney handle the case.
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