Last year was my first time getting into trouble with the law. My partner and I got into a heated argument and the police was called. (My partner didn’t know how to drop the chargers let along knew to show up at the hearing to drop them) so I winded up getting arrested and charged with criminal trespassing and having to complete community service hours by next year. even though it’s a year later can those charges be dropped?
The decision whether to prosecute is solely the State’s Attorney’s call. A complaining witness who chooses not to assist them will make their job much more difficult, but there are other ways that they can prove their case and aren’t required to dismiss based on this alone.
It is possible that the case will get dismissed, but there are many other factors influencing that decision.
Your appeal time or time to file a motion is 30 days from sentencing. Your narrative suggests you were sentenced a year ago. That ship has sailed.
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