Xenia, OH asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio

Q: I recently filed for domestic violence in Ohio but no longer want to go through with the charges.

I recently filed for domestic violence but no longer want to go through with the charges. If I just don’t show up in court what will happen? Will the case get dismissed ? Or should I call the prosecutor and tell them I lied ? What is my best option for dropping this case

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David A. Ingram
David A. Ingram
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  • Columbus, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Contact the prosecutor and victim advocate (if one is assigned) and let them know that you no longer want to proceed forward with the case and want the case dismissed. If you don't show up to court, the court can find you in contempt and issue a warrant for your arrest. If you contact the prosecutor and tell them you lied, you can be charged with falsification, which is a first degree misdemeanor. Your best option for dropping the case is contacting the prosecutor.

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