Q: Why is a Public DA able to drop a case without consulting the victims of a sex crime?
My friends and I were videotaped in the bathroom of a home without our knowledge. The person confessed to doing so. Then he got a lawyer, plead not guilty, rejected the plea bargain, and pushed off the trial. Eventually the DA dropped the case. Shouldn't we, as the victims of the case, been notified that the case was being dropped?
A: The DA has such legal prerogative. You can sue for privacy violation and emotional distress damages in civil court, though. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.
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