If someone drops charges in an attempted armed robbery case, can the person be released?
3 attorney answers
The technical answer to your question is no, because only the State can drop charges.
However, an uncooperative or recalcitrant witness will make the State's job much harder and would likely help your friend out.
You will need to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can get with the prosecuting attorney and give your boyfriend's side of the story BEFORE formal charges are filed. Our office handles violent crime cases throughout the Tampa Bay area.
If you would like to speak about your boyfriend's case, please do not hesitate to contact my office by phone or email.
Aaron J. Slavin, Esq.
SLAVIN LAW FIRM, LLC
Only the prosecution can drop charges. The victim can tell the State what they would like to see happen, but the State makes the decision of whether to actually dismiss the charges. Your BF's lawyer needs to be discussing this issue with your BF, and with the State. Good luck.
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