The Charge is felony theft of taking motor vehicle. My roommate took my truck without my knowledge and it got wrecked. Hes the only one who had access to the key because my mechanic gave him the key. When I ask him why he did it he denied it. So I pressed charges. I told him if he would just admit taking the truck and tell me why he did it i would drop the charges. I know know why he did it and understand why and I no longer want to press charges. How do I drop the charges
At this point, the only thing you can do is go to the police or the prosecutor for the case and request that they dismiss the charge. Also, once you got the State involved, any actual control you had over the situation disappeared, so if you really want to see the case go away without an outcome adverse to your roommate, advocate to the government on your roommate's behalf.
You do not have the ability to dismiss the charges against your friend. Once you reported the vehicle stolen, law enforcement got involved and took out the warrants against your friend. The most you can do for your friend to let the DA's office know that you do not want to assist in the prosecution of the case against your friend. However, they are not bound by your request. If your friend has prior criminal record, the DA may still proceed on the charges against your friend. If this happens, then you will have to speak with your friend's attorney.
While I am a licensed attorney in the State of Georgia, I am not your attorney, even though I have answered your question here on Avvo. I take the time to answer questions here on Avvo as a public service, and a way to help educate the public about certain aspects of the criminal justice system here in Georgia. If you are in need of more detailed answers or representation, you will have to contact me, set up an appointment, and after a consultation, retain me for my services.
Unfortunately, it is the prosecutor, and not you, that has the ultimate decision as to whether or not to prosecute. You can certainly make your wishes known to the prosecutor, however.
To add to what my fellow colleagues have said perhaps you should look into a waiver of prosecution form in your jurisdiction.
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