Q: The police lied about not arresting him. I wrote a statement about verbal abuse/threats i want all charges dropped
Police stated they would keep record of verbal fight. He stated he WISHED i was dead. And IF i were a man he would snap my neck. They arrested him without me wanting them to saying it is because we have a son. Now our family is broken. I want all charges dropped but i know he needs counseling. If he gets charged we lose our home and can't live together. Now cps is involved as well. They have a protection order up as well that i didnt want. What can i do to get him off? Will me not showing up or cooperating get him off? We can't afford a lawyer. What can i do without one? Are there charity cases?
A: Once charged, only the judge has the authority to dismiss a case. The prosecutor also has significant sway over which charges may be dismissed. You may wish to meet with and speak to the prosecutor; the judge will not speak with you about the case. The best place to start is with the Victim Advocate for your court or with the prosecutor's office. As a victim of a crime you have a statutory right to have someon of your choosing represent you as a victim. Here is a link to a brochure on your rights as a victim: http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Files/Publications-Files/Publications-for-Victims/Crime-Victims-Publications/Picking-Up-the-Pieces-A-Guide-to-Helping-Crime-Vic
Th police should have provided you a copy of the brochure.
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