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A friend and I were fighting both got assault chargers. If we don’t want to press chargers on each other can they be drop?
Asked on May 19, 2009 under Criminal Law, Pennsylvania
B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 14 years ago | Contributor
If there were no witnesses, and you each filed the charges against the other, there's a good chance that you could drop the charges. If the police filed the charges, it might not be that simple. I'd suggest that you and your friend go talk to the police officer who wrote you up, and see what he has to say.
You will probably have to appear in court. You should both show up on the first day the case is listed, on time, and preferably early, so that you can talk to the prosecutor, again to see if it can be dropped. It might end up being up to the judge.
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