This girl that my friend and I go to college with claims we assaulted her and she and my friends sister are working together try and get us in trouble. All because we don't want to be this girls friend. The girl apparently has crushed bones in her face how I do not know. However the incident happened two weeks ago can this even hold up in court with it being so long and no real evidence? This girl has been trying to get us in trouble at school for a year now. I just want the madness to end and she leave us alone.
Yes, she can still file charges after two weeks. Real evidence would be the facial injuries and, if believed, her testimony that you caused them. If you are arrested for this, do not speak to the police without an attorney.
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Yes, charges could still be pursued. If contacted by police, politely decline to make any statements without first consulting with an attorney.
Can someone file assault charges on me even though it allegedly happened two weeks ago?
However the incident happened two weeks ago can this even hold up in court with it being so long and no real evidence?
- Yes, this can "hold up in court" and you can potentially be convicted of a felony (aggravated assault, based on the "crushed bones in her face" allegation) that carries lengthy prison time. The alleged victim's statements are evidence. The length of time that has passed prior to a charge being formally filed ("two weeks ago") is relatively short to numerous other cases that I have had experience in defending.
Hire a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
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