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Can my girlfriend drop charges?
Last Updated: 5th May, 2020
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Just so, can you drop charges against someone before court?
Though the prosecutor decides whether to dropcharges, a victim or key witness can have a significantimpact on the case. In most jurisdictions, domestic violenceis a "no tolerance" offense: prosecutors will not dropcharges, even at victim's request.
Also Know, can police press charges if victim doesn't want to? The prosecutor has the power to demand that thevictim testify by issuing a subpoena to appear at trial.If the person ignores the subpoena and does notappear or refuses to testify, the judge can issue a benchwarrant (like an arrest warrant), hold the victim incontempt and put the person in jail.
Keeping this in view, can a victim drop charges?
First, you should be clear on just who can decidewhether to drop criminal charges. It is not thevictim. The victim can choose to no longerparticipate in the case and request that charges bedropped. The prosecutor will take that into account,but is not obligated to drop thecharges.
Can assault charges be dismissed?
The prosecutor is the one who decides whether to moveforward in the case against the defendant. So, technically thevictim has no power to drop charges against an allegedaggressor because criminal charges in most states are onlybrought by members of law enforcement bodies.