If I decide I do not want to prosocute someone for forgery, are there any legal ramifications?

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If I decide I do not want to prosocute someone for forgery, are there any legal ramifications?

Asked on December 30, 2011 under Criminal Law, Illinois

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

It is up to the district attorney's office to prosecute someone with respect to forgery charges, not you. If you want to not press charges further with respect to the foregery charges that you have written about, you can ask the district attorney's office to not pursue the criminal charges further.

However, you need to be advised that it is up the the district attorney's office if it decides to dismiss the charges or not. Meaning, the district attorney's office can decline your request to not to further pursue the forgery claim.


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