Q: Will a person who turned himself in get charged for sexual assault even if the victim doesn’t press charges?
A person I know turned himself in for sexual assault but the victim didn’t press charges. Can the state still prosecute him even if the victim isn’t pressing charges?
A: The victim generally doesn't press charges it is done by the state otherwise a murder could not be convicted because the person they killed died and can't press charges. That being said the victim will have to at least testify/admit to the fact that the alleged incident did occur.
1 user found this answer helpful
A: Yes even if they turn themselves in and victim doesn't place charges if there's evidence of it they will charge. That person shouldn't make any statements bc that's evidence.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.