Hawkinsville, GA asked in Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: Why does the state pursue. To go to court when the victim saying I didn't commit. Arrgavatted assult

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David Edward Boyle
David Edward Boyle
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Monroe, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: The State is the entity that brings the charges and decides whether to go to trial. The State is not bound by the wishes of the victim. The victim is merely a witness who would be called for the State to prove their case. If the victim does not desire the State to prosecute they can let the State know of that desire and can make proving the case difficult for the State.

Titus Thomas Nichols agrees with this answer

Titus Thomas Nichols
Titus Thomas Nichols
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: There could be additional evidence that would allow the State to prove that you had committed the offense charged.

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