You don't drop charges. And you don't decide punishment. Neither does his mother. He made his own choices and now doesn't like the consequences.
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As the victim of a crime you have a right to get an attorney as well. You do not have a right to court appointed counsel. Whether or not to dismiss charges is completely up to the prosecutor. If you get an attorney your attorney may be able to persuade the prosecutor to dismiss the charges. Be careful how you go about doing this because many times the prosecutor will charge you with a crime as well.
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Once charges are filed, you do not have any control over the criminal prosecution. You can speak with the prosecutor handling his case and tell him that you wish to have the charges dropped. However, that does not mean that the charges will be dropped. It is up to the prosecutor at that point, and they can continue to pursue the case, even against your wishes.