Salt Lake City, UT asked in Criminal Law for Utah

Q: I'm 16 & my boyfriend is 24 if the court charged him with anything and if we got married could I drop charges?

I'm 16 and at the time my boyfriend was 23 he just turned 24 in October, I got pregnant in July and we got reported being together he lives with my family & I. We've talked to a detective and CPS. My question is if the court charged him with anything and if we got married If I could drop the charges that got put against him?

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Brian K Jackson
Brian K Jackson
  • Bountiful, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: It's up to the state to press and prosecute charges not the victim, so it will be their decision whether to move forward.

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