Me and my boyfriend got in a physical altercation and we ended up wrestling about it and I got hurt and we broke up and went separate ways, now back together and want to drop charges
you cannot drop the charges. what you can do, if you want, is to go to the state attorney's office and sign a request not to prosecute. they may consider your wishes as they make the charging decision in his case. the case is titled state v. boyfriend, not girlfriend v. boyfriend. you are just a witness to the fact that the boyfriend broke the state's law. much will go into the state's filing decision. his prior record; the seriousness of the allegations to include your injuries; whether there are other witnesses to the events; and whether they think he has had anything to do with your change of heart; are all some of the many considerations that go into the decision process. sometimes, calling the police is a life changing decision that cannot be rectified. good luck
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The victim can contact the State Attorney's Office and inform them that they no longer wish to prosecute, that they are not in imminent fear. The victim can then motion the Court to modify the no contact order to no violent contact. You, or the victim, can hire a criminal defense attorney to serve as your victim's advocate to navigate you through this process and address the State attorney's Office in your stead.
You can try but once the cops got involved and an arrest was made you became both a victim and a State's witness and when you are the victim of an act of DV then the State's job is to elicit your testimony and prosecute.
In Florida the State Attorney is empowered to bring criminal charges to bear on behalf of all of the people of the State, the victim being only one of those millions of people (albeit usually an important one to the success of their case). If you do not wish to cooperate with the State then you are entitled to have them consider your wishes.
In Florida victims of crimes have rights, both constitutional (s. 16, Art. I of the Florida's State Constitution) and by statute. If you want to increase your odds at having the State pursue your interests then you can hire your own criminal defense lawyer to serve as your Victim's Right's Advocate.
Again, no one can control what the State does on behalf of the people, but you will increase your odds at achieving a favorable outcome if you have an effective victim's rights advocate pursuing your agenda. Many criminal defense lawyers serve as effective victim's rights advocates.
Wishing you luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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