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Ash, Solicitor
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Hi, On Sunday 26th October my 13 year old daughter reported

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On Sunday 26th October my 13 year old daughter reported me (her dad) to the police accusing me of gripping her round the neck 4/5 days earlier. The social workers informed me that they found no evidence of this and neither did the police ie. no marks/bruising. This also just happened to be a night on which I wouldn't let her stay out babysitting. The police are today doing a video interview with her. I have no history of violence and there are no witnesses. The social workers also informed me that it is obvious she is capable of spinning a good story. My obvious concern is what may happen next ? What could I potentially be charged with and what are the associated punishments? Thankyou.
Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Alex Watts : I can underatand that you are concerned. Gven the nature of the allegation against a minor the police will have a duty to investigate.
Alex Watts : They will gain the evicence, Interview you for your version and then the matter will be handed to the CPS
Alex Watts : The CPS must be sataified there is a realistic prospect of conviction before charge. If not they will take no further action
Alex Watts : If you are charged and it goes to court then You can plead guilty or not guilty.
Alex Watts : If you are convicted you are likely to get a Community a Order which is Probabtion and have to pay some compensation
Alex Watts : But if you did not do it, there were no witnesses and there are no marks I would hope that the CPS would drop it.
Alex Watts : But the police will have a duty to investigate
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

That's all. Thanks

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