What should i do when someone has falsely accused me of offensive touching?

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What should i do when someone has falsely accused me of offensive touching?

I had a verbal disagreement with a neighbor. I never threatened her nor touch her. She called the police and lied to them. She told them I slapped her and shoved her 11 yr old son. The cops asked me for my story I told them, and they stated since she said I touched her and her child they had to write a report. I did not get arrested. The cop she would contact me if anything happened. I received a letter in a mail stating there is a warrant for my arrest. I immediately went to the court and they stated I have to show up for an arraignment. What should I do, she is accusing me for something I did not do.

Asked on May 11, 2009 under Criminal Law, Delaware

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 13 years ago | Contributor

I am a lawyer that practices criminal defense in CT.  This happens all the time and is very frustrating for people in your shoes.  You need to make sure that you show up for court.  I would hire a lawyer as well so that he/she can talk to the state's attorney for you.  There is no evidence of any bruises or red marks on either of the complaining parties here.  It is just a he said she said case.  It is important to avoid all contact with this person.  Again, make sure you hire a lawyer as opposed to you going to court alone and saying this lady is a liar- its better politics and you will have a better chance at getting this thrown out.  Good Luck!


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