Can my domestic assault and battery case be dropped?

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Can my domestic assault and battery case be dropped?

I was recently charged with assault and battery on my girlfriend. She allegedly told the officer that I hit her on the arm, their were no bruises and she refused to write a statement. This is my first offense and I have no criminal history. Is there anyway this case could be dropped and if so what should I do?

Asked on January 13, 2012 under Criminal Law, Virginia

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you were charged with domestic assault and battery, there is a possibility that the charge could be dropped by the prosecution due to an uncooperative witness, your girlfriend, and the absence of physical evidence of the alleged crime.

Whether or not that happens is ultimately to be decided by the district attormey's office. One way to possibly get the charge dismissed is for you to retain a criminal defense attorney in the matter you are writing about. He or she possibly would be able to persuade the district attorney's office to dismiss that matter involving your girlfriend.


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