Me and my boyfriend got in to a argument and we both got physical and they call the cops on him now he has a order of protection so he can’t get near me but I wanna drop all charges in my own will were can I call we’re can I go for me drop all charges or were I have to go
There's no such thing as "dropping charges". Once charges have been filed, only the DA's office can decide not to pursue them. However, most DA's will take the complainant's wishes into account, so speak with the ADA on the case.
You cannot drop the charges. Speak to his lawyer.
I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been handling criminal defense and personal injury cases for over 19 years. The above answer, and any follow up comments or emails, is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.
Once the cops and da's office are involved you cannot drop the charges. You need to speak with the da's office, and his lawyer to drop the charges.
Similar stories are presented in this forum and heard by judges though out the country every day (i.e. abuse victim wants to take back her story; she wants charges dropped, he is the love of her life, children miss, he not a threat, and need him and have DANCO dismissed.) Judges, social services, and most lawyers (both prosecutors and defense) are unlikely to be supportive. In the past when the orders and charges have been dropped the victim(s) are assaulted again or even killed. None of the aforementioned individuals want that responsibility, even if the victim(s) does not care. VICTIM SHOULD NOT LIE TO POLICE OR PROSECUTORS, OR COULD BE FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES TOO.
The victim(s) do not press charges, the prosecution does. The prosecution may or may not give much weight to victim(s) wishes.
Feel free to contact a few attorneys to see if someone will take the case
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The DA makes the determination as to whether charges will be dropped. However, you don’t need to cooperate with their office - if you don’t, the case is certainly weaker and they may be forced to dismiss it eventually. Speak to his attorney about what you want so that it can be relayed to the DA. Refrain from speaking with your boyfriend about it because he can be charged for violating the order of protection, even if it’s you who initiates conversation.
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