Q: How do I get an ongoing Criminal Court Order of Protection dropped by an ADA?
A: There are a number of ways to attempt to get an order of protection dismissed or modified. Your question would require a bunch of facts be described before you could have a real answer from me. I often help in these matters.
A: Once the State had brought charges, the prosecution of the case is in their hands despite you asking to drop it. However, if you contact the ADA handling your matter or the court’s victim advocate, you can request the charges be dropped or reduced to a violation without an OOP as a condition. Ultimately they decide if they will prosecute but without a cooperating victim, their case will be weak.
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