I had an item that costed over $2000 that was stolen from my room, and I had a main suspect of who might have taken it. I made a police report and reported my story from what I knew and the possible suspects that visit occasionally. The police went to the main suspect's house and found my item there. They arrested him and pressed charges.
However, after he was arrested, my girlfriend told me she was using the laptop and had just basically left it at that person's house. Can I drop any criminal charges against someone for the supposed theft?
The only person who can drop the charges is the DA. I assume this "item" is the laptop. If you have new evidence, contact the police department so they can interview your girlfriend - if that is what happened, the report will get forwarded to the DA, who should drop the charges.
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It is up to DA to drop charges. They would be interested in this information. Report is to police.
The other attorneys are right. Report this new evidence to the police department. They will forward that information to the District Attorney's Office. In all likelihood, the case will be dismissed against the original suspect.
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