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I used to live with my friend and just a couple of weeks ago

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I used to live with my friend and just a couple of weeks ago we moved out of her house into my house. We went to her house yesterday and her mom punched her in the face and then tried to pull me out of my car as well as her dad. My friend was going frantic sitting next to me and she was screaming at me "Let's just go!!" so I pulled out of the driveway and now her family says that they are going to charge with me with attempted manslaughter because they said I tried to run them over. They have 2 little daughters that are 8 and 9 and they said they were going to use them as witnesses. Could i really get in trouble with the law for this??
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 8 years ago.
While you could be if they fabricate evidence or statements changing the facts, if there were injuries to your friend from being punched in the face, then you need to photograph them and go to the police and file charges against mom and dad. You have the right to flee from an assault/battery being committed upon you. Unfortunately, if these people are sleazy enought to make up a story then you would have to overcome that, but if your friend has injuries and they do not, it would help support your story, as would you telling them the threats they made about fabricating a story using the two little children.

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