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Q: Can home invasion charges be dropped by the victim in Illinois

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William Wolf
William Wolf
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Cases are not brought by victims of crime.

Cases are also not dropped by victims of crime.

They are brought by prosecutor offices. In Cook County, for example, almost all State prosecutions are brought by the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.

What to do about each of these cases, is also up to that same prosecutor's office.

I am sure they will talk to the crime victim and take their input into consideration, but if they don't want to drop the case, there's really nothing the crime victim or the defendant can do about it.

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