Q: Is it possible to get charges dropped even before arrest is made?
I filed a police report when he broke 2 of my car windows that night when I broke up with him. I told him that I wanted to return the car to him, since he gave me that car just a few months ago (he used to own that same car) and I told him that night of the incident. I didn't know what to do the night of the incident so I called the police because a stranger told me to get a police report and use it to file a claim on my car insurance. I told the police I don't want him to get arrested, nor planning to press charges. I thought it would be good to have options on how to go about fixing the damage. Days later, I realized I didn't want to file a claim on my insurance and bought the parts online instead. When I got the parts, I gave the car back to him w/ signed title (transfer of ownership), receipt for cost of parts. He then paid me in cash the following day, and he fixed the car windows himself. Now police are asking him to turn himself in, because as per the police, the state is prosec
A: At this point, it may not be possible to avoid an arrest. But, if you do not want to move forward, you have no obligation to speak with the prosecutor or sign any paperwork. If you do that, a lawyer that knows what they are doing Will get the matter dismissed. Your friend should consult with an attorney immediately for proper representation
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