Do state attorneys turn down cases because it looks retaliatory even though I have evidence?
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State Attorney's, ideally, seek justice.
Unlike the defense they should not be "in it to win it"; rather they are ministers of justice who's sworn job it is to seek justice.
They may or may not agree with you, and the evidence may or may not agree with you.
That said, nn Florida victims of crimes have rights, both constitutional (s. 16, Art. I of the Florida's State Constitution) and by statute (see: Chapter 960 Florida Statutes). Still, 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 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.
I hope that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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I think you need to see an attorney and present this information to him or her. An attorney can better advise you about what you should do if he or she sees you in person and is able to discuss the facts with you.
You need to get a private criminal defense attorney on your side. Plain and simple, that is what you must do.
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