Q: How can I drop a case I started over a year ago? I've asked people involved and I can never get a strait answer.
I pressed charges against my partner for Domestic violence, I since then have tried to drop the charges and the whole case. We have gotten pregnant and had a child since then and everyone involved still says that I have to follow through. But I'm no longer interested in doing so.
I'd like him to be able to see us.
A: You are not clear whether you are referring to a civil case in which you asserted the claims and presumably a restraining order or if you are referring to a criminal case in which you may have originally complained to the police and which was followed up on by the district attorney's office. IF it is a civil case, you are free to drop it anytime. IF it is a criminal case, you no longer have anything to say about whether the case is pursued by the district attorney and you do not have rights to drop the case or the restraining order. You can, however, talk to your partner's criminal defense attorney to see if you can aid in his defense. Good luck.
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