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Can i retract a statement my daughtet made to the police

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Can i retract a statement my daughtet made to the police
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Alex Watts :

my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

Alex Watts :

could you please explain your situation a little more?

Customer:

Its an argument between myself and partner and my daughter was asked to give a statement she is 14 and was upset at the time the statement was taken

Alex Watts :

Ok. You need to understand a subtle difference. If you retract you are saying that you made up the story and it is untrue. If you simply dont support the prosecution that is a different matter.

Alex Watts :

You can give a statement saying you dont support it

Alex Watts :

But please remember just because you do that does not guarantee it is stopped

Alex Watts :

But you can give a statement saying you dont support it

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything about this today please?

Customer:

The police already said mine and her statements are diffrent and said they might have to question my 11 yr old which i dont which to happen

Alex Watts :

Sure, but as soon as you make a complaint it is out of your hands.

Alex Watts :

All you can do is retract/not support and let the Prosecutor decide what will happen next

Alex Watts :

I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything else?

Customer:

I already told police i didnt want to press charges my 2 daughters are upset about the whole situation

Alex Watts :

Yes indeed, but if you gave a statement it is not your choice any more.

Alex Watts :

You can give a further statement retracting/not supporting

Customer:

Ok thanx do you think that will help as i dont wantnto put my daughters through anymore upset

Alex Watts :

Indeed. So you can retract if you wish. The Prosecutor will then take a view whether to proceed

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything else ?

Customer:

Ok thanx alex

Alex Watts :

Can I help with anything else today?

Customer:

No thanx thank you

Alex Watts :

Ok. Good luck with this. If I could ask you to rate my answer before you go today, the button should be at the bottom of the screen

Alex Watts :

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Alex Watts :

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Customer:

I pressed the wrong face sorry how do i change it

Alex Watts :

Just click a happy face please at the bottom!

Customer:

Ok

Alex Watts :

Thank you!

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