what criminal case do i have i want to press charges on my dad for telling lies and persecuting my mom for no reason behind it and telling false lies about. Stuff that didnt happend. Lieing on the stand and telling lies so he could gain custody. What should i do i am only 17 years old. It would be a little to early to prosecute now i would have to wait till i am 18 to get a lawyer? And what type lawyer would i need?