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Q: In mn if a man is arrested for dv but the victim doesnt show will charges be dropped
Mark Edward Arneson
Mark Edward Arneson answered on Apr 4, 2020

It really depends. If the alleged victim was served a subpoena to be at court for the trial, some prosecutors will actually ask for a warrant to be issued for the alleged victim.

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Q: My friend lied to the police about a domestic assault and is turning herself in for it. What will happen to her?

Also will the assault case be dropped?

Mark Edward Arneson
Mark Edward Arneson answered on Mar 1, 2020

She will be facing a charge of filing a false police report. That charge is a gross misdemeanor in Minnesota. It is punishable by up to a year in jail and a $3000 fine. However, if this is a first offense for her, it would be highly unlikely she would serve any jail time.

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