Miami, FL asked in Criminal Law for Florida

Q: Can i get my boyfriend battery charges dropped

We got into an argument inside the store he snatched my phone owner called the police they look at the camera and said he saw him hit me but he didn't

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Justin Gary Hausler
Justin Gary Hausler
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Casselberry, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You should be in contact with his lawyer to find out how you can assist the defense in the case. The defense lawyer will usually want to help you prepare an affidavit saying that you don't want to prosecute and that you don't feel that a crime was committed. In which county are the charges pending?

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Ocala, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You can try and speak to the office of the prosecutor, but they are not bound to drop the charges. Best information regarding this matter is for you to contact a lawyer that will represent your boyfriend. There is a lawyer by the name of Bruce Lehr (my former partner and extremely well qualified criminal defense attorney, 305-377-1777).

Tim Michael Flaherty
Tim Michael Flaherty
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fort Walton Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: When an allegation of Domestic Violence is made, the State of Florida can proceed with prosecution regardless of whether the alleged victim wants to press charges. However, in most situations, the State Attorney will need to evaluate their case and make a decision on whether they can prove their case without the cooperation of the alleged victim. I suggest talking to a local attorney in your area who can give you some specific guidance.

Good luck to you.

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