Police came asked did I want to press charges I was very upset so I said yes but I don’t want to see him go to jail can I just drop the case
The case is out of your hands until your friend's court date. You will likely get a subpoena for that court date. At that time you can speak with the prosecutor and tell him or her that you do not want to prosecute him further. Most likely, the prosecutor will abide by your wishes. But it is not necessarily your decision. Once the police become involved and the case gets to court, final decisions belong to the prosecutor.
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You can contact the Commonwealth's office in advance of the court date to advise them you do not want to go ahead with the charge. You can also speak to his attorney about how you feel about this case.
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