Q: My boyfriend and I got into an altercation and I called the police. His charges were aggrav. battery w/ dangerous weapon
armed robbery, false imprisonment, and domestic abuse battery (misd).. Can I drop these charges? He's on parole as well..
A: You can contact the District Attorney's Office for your location and express to them that you do not wish to participate in the prosecution of the charges. That office may ask you to sign a statement expressing your desire not to facilitate or participate in the prosecution. However, the State has both the authority and responsibility to evaluate the circumstances of each case and to decide whether to prosecute, independent of and sometimes contrary to the express wishes of a victim of a crime.
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