Wilmington, DE asked in Criminal Law for Delaware

Q: State of DE pressed charges against my husband for offensive touching and my sister and I don't want to press charges

we aren't looking to press charges he is in jail but the whole ordeal was more blown up by the NCCPD

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Michael L. Sensor Esq.

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  • Wilmington, DE
  • Licensed in Delaware

A: Unfortunately, the call to drop the charges cannot be made by you and your sister. That decision is made by the Attorney General's Office. However, under Delaware law the prosecutor is required to consult with the victim of a crime before offering a plea bargain. Therefore, when the time comes for your husband to go to court, and you are contacted by the prosecutor, you should make it clear that you do not wish the case to continue.

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