Sadly, it is not up to your brother-in-law, but rather, the prosecutors. The government brings charges, not citizens.
A criminal defense attorney is a must for anyone facing real criminal charges.
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Your brother-in-law does not bring charges, the DA and the State bring them, so no he cannot drop the charges.
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Your husband is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Get him an attorney to attempt to exonerate him.
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My suggestion is for your husband to get his lawyer to get with your brother in law to get the statement. Your husband's lawyer almost certainly can get that statement to the prosecutor if it is favorable. That's not a big deal for a competent criminal defense lawyer.
What the prosecutor does after that is the prosecutor's decision to make.
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