Kingston, PA asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania

Q: My wife will not show up to court today for harassment charges on me, what can i do to get this dropped?

The PA state police showed up and took statements and pressed charges on me for harassing my wife when all I did was defend myself from her attacking me by pushing her away from me. Upon getting pushed she fell to the ground being drunk her balance was not good. She came at me again with the same results of being pushed and falling to the ground. She has ill feeling towards that night and her state of mind. She doesn't want to continue with the cops charges of harassment. This morning they came to my house and talked to her and asked her if she was going to court she stated no. The cops then told her well then they will push for a continuance. I can't keep losing time at work over this. The night was a disaster and I would love to b able to go to court and have them drop the charge.

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Mr. Ryan L Hyde

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Exton , PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: The answer depends on a lot of factors. The best person to answer it is your local defense attorney who will know the judge and the officer. If the wife isnt going to show and the officers arent going to try for contempt charges then the judge may throw it out. Keep in mind you just confessed to some of the charges on the internet. The officers can always try to prove the case without her as well. Without knowing the officer and the judge its impossible to tell you how it will go when you ask for a dismissal.

Lee Anthony Ciccarelli

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • West Chester, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Friend, when the government pursues charges against you, they must present witnesses to proof their case. When they don't, you have the right to seek a dismissal. Your lawyer should strongly object to any continuances by the Commonwealth.

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