Cathedral City, CA asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California

Q: My niece accused my brother of sexually molesting her but does not want to talk to police anymore or pursue a case.What

2 Lawyer Answers
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: much more info needed..........

her age; when; one incident? what court?

if she told cops they will try to get the case filed...................hire a lawyer now for your brother so the lawyer can try to talk the cops/filing deputy DA out of filing.

if you don't know a lawyer, let me know what court and i will give you a few names

dale gribow 760 837 7500

William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The District Attorney decides whether to pursue charges, not the niece. However, if the niece refuses to testify, there is likely not enough evidence to get a conviction, so the charges may not be filed or may be dismissed if already filed.

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