Q: Me and my fiance had an argument that turned phyiscal. and i was charged with agg assult, she is not going to press
It was just and argument and should have not esclated to that level. What is going to happen with our case?
A: The short answer to your question is "I don't know." Criminal charges are brought by the State of Tennessee and not by the victim. Accordingly, charges will say "State of Tennessee v. John Doe." If the victim decides that he/she doesn't want to pursue charges, the State can still move forward with criminal action. In reality though, the assistance and cooperation of the alleged victim can often be essential to the State's case, and prosecutors may be reluctant to move forward without the victim's willing cooperation. Ultimately, the decision to pursue the case against a defendant will be up to the local District Attorney's office.
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