You all seem to have such good advice, and I'm not sure how to go about pressing charges, etc. Here's what happened. My 8th grade daughter (age 13) was spending the night at a friend's house last night, and a high school girl, who was jealous because the boy she had been seeing dumped her to "go with" my daughter. The girl and a bunch of her friends went over to my daughter's friend's house, and started threatening her, then the one girl started punching my daughter in the face and head. She managed to break away and run into her frined's house and lock the doors and call the police. Officers came and a medic checked my daughter out, and a report was filed. What I need to know is how do I go about pressing charges against this girl? Do I need to hire a lawyer? I'm so upset!