New York, NY asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey

Q: Is it possible to get a aggravated assault charge dropped?

Due domestic violence with my fiancé.

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H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: The answer is yes it is possible as anything is possible, but it will depend mostly on the facts of your case, what defense can be applied to get you the result that you want and how good of a lawyer you hire.

Amber Forrester
Amber Forrester
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Trenton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Ultimately, dismissal of charges is in the discretion of the prosecutor, but there are several reasons they might decide to do so. The opinion of the victim is especially important in these cases, but so is the credibility of that person. The particular facts of the case will matter most, and an experienced criminal defense lawyer will be able to negotiate on your behalf or defend against the allegations in trial.

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