Can I drop DV charges against my fiancé?

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Can I drop DV charges against my fiancé?

Asked on July 19, 2015 under Criminal Law, New York

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

No you cannot. First of all, it is up to the presecutor as to whether or not to drop criminal charges, not the victim. Accordingly, a case may be prosecuted over a victim's objection and without their cooperation (at least so long as there is other evidence to support the charge(s)). And prosecutors are typically unwilling to drop these cases since they don't want offenders to think that that if they can intimidate or otherwise influence a victim, the charges will simply be dropped.


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