Q: I have a question about gunshot victims. If the victim decides not to press charges, will the state still pursue?
A: The district attorney decides whether or not to file charges, regardless of whether or not you want to press charges. They may take your reluctance into account when deciding on filing charges.
A: I ASSUME YOU ARE ASKING IF THE STATE CAN PURSUE..............THE ANSWER IS YES.
A CRIME IS AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND CA IS THE VICTIM.
IT IS NOT UP TO THE PERSON SHOT AT TO DECIDE IF THE CASE SHOULD BE FILED.
IT IS A FACTUAL DETERMINATION MADE BY THE DA..........
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