We came to an agreement in the case today of the order of protection against each other that I would get the house And drop the assault charges against him what is the last day that I can wait to do drop these charges
Depends on what you mean by dropping the charges. If you filed an application for an arrest warrant, you can dismiss your application for an arrest warrant prior to the hearing. Note that some magistrates charge a fee for for dismissing a warrant application. If there has already been an arrest, the only person with authority to dismiss an arrest warrant is the prosecuting attorney. While the prosecuting attorney may or may not dismiss the charges, you do have the right to state your intent that you do not want the individual prosecuted.
How did you bring the charges? If you brought them through a private warrant application you can dismiss the charges when you go to the hearing. If the prosecutor brought the charges you cannot drop them. You may let the prosecutor know you don't wish to prosecute, but he has the ultimate decision whether or not to prosecute.
James L. Yeargan, Jr. is licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia. All information given is based only on Georgia law, and is not directly applicable to any other jurisdictions, states, or districts. Any answer given assumes the person who asked the question holds a Georgia Drivers License, and this license is not a commercial drivers license (CDL). This response, or any response, is not legal advice. This response, or any response, does not create an attorney/client relationship. The response is in the form of legal education and is intended to provide general information. Any state specific concerns should be directed to an attorney who is licensed to practice law in that respective state.
Be careful. If a criminal warrant already issued, it's a crime for you to "sell" your cooperation in the criminal case.
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