They are treating the case as DV with death threats...makes no sense since I wasn't touched at all, nor was he threatening me. The officers whole report makes no since. These are serious charges that can/will effect the rest of his life. He harmed himself, no one else (cut his wrist, and attempted to shoot himself). I plan on hiring my own attorney for the misconduct on the police but i'd like to get a paper trail of everything possible. I sent in a "victim"statement today which i told the truth about everything on, no damages are reported,etc. He has a attorney but we have a no contact so am I allowed to call the attorney myself and tell him I don't want to press charges on his client for false charges? make sense?
You can call his attorney and tell him your version of the events. If you have a no contact order, then you should have no contact.
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When somebody is accused of a crime, the prosecution is carried on by the State / government. It doesn't matter whether anybody wants to "press charges". It is up to the prosecutor. If the police think a crime was committed, they say so in their reports and act accordingly. When a matter goes to trial and all the witnesses have a chance to testify, then you can provide your input. You can certain speak with "his" attorney, and you probably should if necessary to prevent an injustice.
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This question has nothing to do with slander -- please post under the appropriate category. As the other Attorney noted, it's not up to you whether to press charges, it is the State of Wa. vs. the offender -- you are a witness and not a party. to the action. It is within the Prosecutors power to determine whether to proceed to trial or not based on the evidence.
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