Let's say person A committed a crime against person B. Person C witnessed this crime and called the police. Now, is it up to person B whether he wants to press charges or is that all up the the DA? Or both? Does person C have any authority in pressing charges? What if person B does not wish to press charges against person A? Can the DA press charges without the victim's consent?
The da decides whether or not to bring charges. The victim doesn't decide and neither does witness C. So yes if a witness sees someone commit a crime they can call the police and that person can be prosecuted.
Many crimes are reported by witnesses, and eventually result in the conviction of the person who committed the crime.
The DA decides whether to bring charges or not. Depending on the crime, it is sometimes hard to prosecute without the cooperation of the victim, but the crime can still be prosecuted.
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The DA decides whether to prosecute. It is possible that they can prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt without the help of the victim.
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Get this "pressing charges" idea out of your head. It doesn't work that way.
The witness can report the crime. The police can arrest. The DA can prosecute & convict without the victims's consent or cooperation. This case is probably more watertight than most domestic violence cases because there's an independent witness who likely won't change their story later.
You should retain a lawyer before you do any more damage to your case.
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