Q: If a report for domestic abuse was reported but charges were not pressed, than what happens to the offender?
And what happens to the report ? How long does it stay on file?
A: If no Arrest Warrant nor Indictment is issued, then no criminal charge is ever made. Incident Reports for the various LEO agencies may stay on file at the department forever. The Report is not a criminal charge itself. The alleged offender is never charged with an offense.
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