In domestic violence is there a statute or law in which the state should continue to prosecute an offender even after the ....

victim had drop the charges? If so how and where can I find the details?

Jacksonville, FL -

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Michael D. Fluke

Michael D. Fluke

Domestic Violence Lawyer - Clearwater, FL
Answered

There are statutes which create the Office of the State Attorney and give them the authority to prosecute criminal acts. I believe you may be under the misimpression that a victim decides if a case is prosecuted. While the alleged victim of a crime may offer imput in terms of their desire to have the case prosecuted, it is exclusively and solely the decision of the State Attorney whether or not a case will be prosecuted. If you are the alleged victim of a crime and do not want the case prosecuted, you have to make your desire known to the prosecutor. Good luck.

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