It sounds to me like you have a lot of variables in your situation that should be discussed in private with an attorney. Many of the things that will relate to your defense should not be posted anywhere on the Internet. I highly recommend you contact a local criminal defense attorney who will provide you with a free consultation to discuss your matter. Good luck.
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Attorney Daley is correct. You need to sit down with an experienced criminal defense attorney to discuss all of your options in a confidential setting. There are many excellent ones here on AVVO. Good luck.
You need to hire a criminal defense attorney ASAP to represent you. This is especially true if you did not commit a crime! Many issues: entry into the house without a warrant, interrogation of an 8 year old without an adult; etc. Get an attorney!
I am trying to give you a general answer to your question. We do not have an attorney-client relationship by this response on the avvo website. I have not been retained to represent you. I am licensed to practice law in Kentucky and in federal court in this state and the Southern District of Indiana. You need to seek legal advice from an attorney licensed to practice in your area..
There is no way to predict how a case will resolve without the direct knowledge of the case specific facts. It would be an error to provide advice without review of the specific facts in your case. I can tell you Assault 4th degree is a gross misdemeanor carrying a maximum of 364 days in jail and/or $5,000.00 fine.
From your description of the event, you need to retain an attorney as soon as you can. There are many experienced lawyers who can handle your matter. Makes sure you call around and find someone you are comfortable with. If payments are an issue, many lawyers offer payment plans, as do I. You will want to consult with an attorney at your earliest convenience to prepare your defense against the allegations.
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