An Alleged Victim Can’t Drop Domestic Assault Charges

When the alleged victim no longer wants to press charges, you may be wondering if a domestic assault case can be dismissed. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Criminal charges are filed by the state and rely on evidence other than the testimony of the alleged victim. You can use the alleged victim’s desire to drop charges to build a defense, but this will not be the determining factor. You should meet with an attorney as soon as possible to determine how to proceed.