I would like to drop the domestic violence charges that i have against my boyfriend who is a police officer with jackson police department in jackson, mississippi. He has been arrested and bonded out and now his court date is on the 4th of february. I am the one who signed the affidavit to have him arrested and truly i never wanted to, things just got out of hand. I do NOT want to testify against him at all and do not want him to have to turn in his badge. He has been taken off the streets as a patrol officer and is now a jailer. I have also not received a subpoena to attend any court date, which is weird because feb 4th is around the corner. What are my options?
If they can't be dropped, then how can his chance at keeping his job be increased?
Personal Injury Lawyer
No subpoena, don't show up for court. If you are subpoenad you can be held in contempt of court of you do not appear or answer questions. You do not have a marital privilege so you most likely will be forced to testify. You could take the 5th (right not to self incriminate) and refuse to testify; I would base it on not testifying because your testimony would conflict with your affidavit and open you up to criminal charges of perjury.
Criminal Defense Attorney
I agree with Attorney Sansone.
Divorce / Separation Lawyer
Well it seems as if the prosecutor has not prepared his witness for trial. Are you more concerned over the consequences to him than what happened? If you want to contact his defense counsel and offer to assist them in preparing their case, that can be done. The defense counsel may try to arrange a meeting with the prosecutor and hear you out. The case can be dropped by the prosectutor, but not by you. As I am often in Court call my assistant Dan London at 312-807-3990 to set up a private telephone consultation. At the consultation we can discuss the confidential details we need to craft a strategic plan. These details should not be broadcast over the Internet.
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