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If you have evidence that these people robbed you, you need to go straight to the police with the evidence and press charges against them. If they are convicted, they will be ordered to repay you the restitution you are owed.
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is that my best option? one of the people that robbed me is also a minor,how will this effect the situation? and what about the slander?
you also did not address the situation of the person claiming that i paid them to rob/harass/threaten one of the families, and charges possibly being filed against me.
Thanks. I'll address all that in a moment.
The perpetrator being a minor will mean that he is prosecuted in juvenile court. He can still be ordered to pay the money.
If the two perpetrators are slandering you, you can file a case for defamation against them. Defamation is when a party makes an untrue statement against you that damages your reputation. To prevail, you would need to prove they lied, and the lie damaged your reputation. I don't suggest going this route. It's expensive, and hard to prove.
As far as the charges being filed, there is nothing I can comment about that, because I don't know exactly what happened. All I can say is do not speak to anyone about anything you did. If you happen to be arrested, immediately ask for a lawyer, and they have to cease questioning you. Don't speak to anyone about anything, except a lawyer.
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