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Q: My daughter was grabbed by her hair knocked against the wall, hit with an open hand and a beer can thrown at her which

Left a bruise. Boy friend arrested he was charged with domestic battery.All in front of their 4 year old special needs child. She wants him to get help but can she drop charges in the state of Illinois and have the court order him to get help?

Andrew Weisberg
Andrew Weisberg
answered on Jan 5, 2018

Sorry to hear about what happened to your daughter. I am often asked whether the alleged victim of a crime can drop domestic battery charges. The technical legal answer is no. Any criminal case, including a domestic battery case is brought by the People of the State of Illinois. Therefore, only... View More

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