My question involves child abuse or neglect in the State of: Florida
Me and my ex-girlfriend recently had a nasty falling out. We had twin boys together, she has a 3.5yr old son, and I have a 2.5yr old daughter (joint custody with my ex-wife). In short, she is trying to get full custody of the children and is lying about every possible thing she can to try to make me out to be the worst person imaginable. I had a "Child Protective Investigator" come by here earlier today looking for me and it is freaking me out.
One thing she is claiming is that I abused her in front of the children. Now, in my defense, I actually have videos as evidence that not only was she the aggressor and assaulted me, but that she did so in front of her son in at least one of the incidences I recorded. While I know she has no actual evidence I assaulted her (because I never have), she has apparently convinced her son to lie about me and tell people that I hit her in front of him. Though it is a lie and it is coming from a 3.5yr old boy doing what his mother is telling him to do, I am concerned that between her word and his, they might try to charge me, despite the evidence I have against her.
The second issue is that her and I had tried nitrous oxide a few times and she actually recorded it on her phone when I did. While I never interacted with the children while doing it and never in any way showed signs that it "abused" them in any way, I am concerned since while it is a relatively harmless substance, it is still viewed as illegal to consume. To be completely honest, I saw it as no different than consuming alcohol in front of a child in your own home. I'm sure they'll be asking me about it, but while I don't want to lie to them when I know she already gave them the videos, I also don't want to admit it and be charged with something. I also feel like if I refuse to talk and tell them I won't talk without my attorney present, that they will end up arresting me.
Can anyone suggest what I should do when I talk to this person? I plan to show him the videos of her assaulting me in front of her son and plan to discuss a few other concerns I have about her to him, but I am extremely uncomfortable about answering any questions about myself. I am freaking out because I cannot afford to get out of jail. She already had me arrested for false charges and I am concerned that they are going to try to get me for more, despite the fact that I have a TON of evidence discrediting her. This is my future with my children and possibly even my freedom, so if you have any suggestions, please let me know. I have tried to find local legal advice, but have had no luck.