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I have a friend who's sister was involved in a very violent…

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I have a friend who's sister was involved in a very violent act on her just today and my friend is wondering if she needs to obtain legal counsel

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? It matters because laws vary by location.

Colorado

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have been taken so far?

She is in the hospital and is going to be ok and my friends family have been talking with and investigator

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I dont think so

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I've reviewed your post. Can you explain what you mean by "involved in a very violent act?" Is she a victim and looking to sue? Does she want to prosecute? Is she afraid of being criminally charged with something herself?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
she was stabbed

I'm sorry to hear that. Does she know who her assailant is?

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its her boyfriend i believe

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