If a conflict lawyer has been appointed, that means that the Public Defender was appointed but that due to a conflict, they have been removed off of the case and the conflict lawyer replaces them. If the State accepts the boyfriend's declination of prosecution, it is possible that the charges might be dropped. That said, you cannot assume that they'll dismiss the case and need to act as though she needs to have legal representation.
Best of luck!
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I agree. If she has a conflict attorney, it means that the court has appointed her a lawyer. Has she talked to her lawyer yet? A lawyer can prepare an affidavit which tells the court that the victim doesn't want to prosecute. There is a right and wrong way to do this. Contact a lawyer about this issue. There is no way to tell you if she's facing jail without knowing more information. What type of hearing does she have in a week?
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It sounds like a lawyer has already been appointed. I agree with my colleagues, she needs to speak to the attorney and then see if her boyfriend is willing to complete a declination of prosecution.
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I agree with my colleagues. See what the boyfriend is willing to do.
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