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I had an altercation with my domestic partner. I was assaulted and struck back.

Flushing, NY |

we are both charged with misdemeanor assault and harassment, my partner has also been charged with menacing with a weapon. we both do not have any prior criminal history. neither of us plan to press charges. What is the most likely outcome

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If neither party wants to pursue the charges, they will most likely be dismissed. You would need an attorney to facilitate this.

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If neither of you cooperate with thte DA then the cases will likely have to be dismissed. Hopefully neither of you signed the supporting deposition.

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If neither one of you wants to press charges and refuse to cooperate with the DA, then a dismissal will be granted. Hire attorneys to get this done for you.


If neither of you cooperate with the DA in the end the charges will most likely be dropped. It is storngly suggested that you both seek legal assistance with this matter.

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