Legal Question in Criminal Law in Michigan

if you file a child abuse case with the police can you retract it if you found out afterward it was an accident?

Asked on 5/02/13, 1:34 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Christopher Brown Brown & Associates, Legal Services, PLLC

You have no right to "retract" an officer's duty to investigate a complaint. However, you may amend your original statement and the information will be provided to the prosecutor who ultimately will make a charging decision. As a former police officer I can tell you they will be suspicious of stories changing and will likely try to spin the new information as potential obstructing depending on the facts... I would need more information to advise you on potential pitfalls feel free to contact me. I am available at my after hours number on the weekends.

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Answered on 5/10/13, 8:20 pm
Christopher Brown Brown & Associates, Legal Services, PLLC

I can see my profile information has not been uploaded yest ... my after hours contact number is (313) 819-1056 ask for Christopher Brown.

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Answered on 5/10/13, 8:26 pm


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