What can I do if I’m 17 and wrongfully accused my dad of touching me because I was really mad at him?

If I tell the officer that is assigned to my case that I lied, what will happen to me?

Asked on December 7, 2013 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Since you are a minor most likely nothing terribly bad will happen to you if you tell the truth. I suggest that you confide with a neutral adult such a a teacher at school that you need a child's advocate and even a lawyer to represent you before you sit down with the officer assigned your case to discuss what you have written above.


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