I am not licensed to practice law in Ohio, and laws vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, so it is important that you seek out local advice. That being said, there are a couple of general legal principles that will likely apply to your situation
I am sorry to hear that you are going through such a difficult situation. If all of the witnesses corroborate your version, then you could possibly see if you can file a complaint with the police for her filing of a false police report, which is under Ohio's Falsification statute and would constitute a first degree misdemeanor. You could also pursue civil claims like malicious prosecution, false light, and defamation depending on the exact factual situation. Good luck.
John P. Torgenson
Benedetto Torgenson, PLC
Let the police finish their investigation. Tell them that if they are going to charge you to let you know and you will turn yourself in. Then hire an attorney and deal with the charges.
I am very sorry to hear about your horrible ordeal. Depending on the criminal prosecution back log of cases, your case may be investigated by the DA sooner than you think. Before you get a call from the prosecutor’s office, I suggest you speak to a criminal attorney in your state and discuss all facts specifically. Most criminal attorneys offer one hour free consultation. After evaluating all of the specific facts and retaining the attorney, your attorney can handle the case from thereon and tell you who you can speak to and who not to speak to directly. Defend your constitutional rights before its too late. Hope this helps.
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