Capitol Heights, MD asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Maryland

Q: How do I get a case dismissed so me and my boyfriend don’t have to go to court

My boyfriend got charged with second degree assault I don’t want to press charges nor do I want to go court for this case how can I get it dismissed I reached out to the prosecutor but I haven’t been able to reach her yet so what I can do fast efficient to get it thrown out

1 Lawyer Answer
Eric Todd Kirk
Eric Todd Kirk
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: It's completely out of your control. The people of the state of Maryland through the office of the state's attorney are prosecuting the case. The decision whether or not to proceed with the case is within the sole discretion of the prosecutor, not the victim. You can certainly make your wishes known, but, unlike a civil case, this case is not yours to proceed with or discontinue as you see fit.

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