I am currently pregnant, almost 8 months. Me and a guy in my neighborhood got into an argument about some money that he owed me. He pushed me and i almost fell and i pursued him in defense of his action. He pressed charges against me stating I had someone shoot at him. I was not with anyone nor did i have a gun. I was arrested and went to jail for a couple of weeks and recently bonded myself out. I explained the situation to the assigned public defender. I did not call the police after he had pushed me because i felt like the situation was over and did not think that he would try to file charges especially because he pushed me. I have never been arrested and do not have a criminal record at all.
This type of question is impossible to answer without seeing discovery and talking to the prosecutor, although if it has been indicted, it's unlikely that it will be outright dismissed. Keep discussing it with your public defender or, if you prefer, contact a private attorney.
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You need to discuss this with your public defender or with a retained criminal lawyer. There is not information in your question to provide you with an answer.
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It's not "likely" to be dismissed if it's indicted and you don't take it seriously. You get out of your defense what you put into it. Prosecutors get paid to get convictions, not to dismiss cases. If you don't want a conviction you have to be willing to fight and make the state prove their case. They'll dismiss if they have good reason to but you have to push for it. It doesn't just happen
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