I am a victim in a criminal case and I want to drop the charges. Can I do that?
The decision to drop charges in any criminal prosecution can only be made by a prosecutor with the approval of a judge. The victim's wishes alone will not dictate whether or not a case will be filed or dismissed. One reason for this is that some criminal charges affect more than one victim, and the other victims may wish to proceed. Another reason is that sometimes the victim has been intimidated or pressured to drop the charges, or believes that such a request will stop any retaliation. If our office did not proceed in such cases, victims would continue to be intimidated and hurt. If you would like to discuss your case, you should speak with the prosecutor handling the case.

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1. How do I get a restraining order?
2. I want a protection order to keep my husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, or other person away from me. Will the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office do this for me?
3. How do I find out if an offender has been released from jail or prison?
4. I feel that a crime has been committed. How do I press charges? Can I report a crime directly to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office?
5. What is my court date?
6. I am a victim in a criminal case and I want to drop the charges. Can I do that?
7. I was the victim of a crime. Can I get money for what I have lost?
8. I was the victim of a crime, and the defendant was ordered to pay restitution to me. Since then, I have more medical and counseling bills. Will the defendant pay for those too?
9. Why am I not getting my restitution check?
10. How do I collect restitution when I know the defendant is working but isn’t paying?
11. I was the victim of a crime. Can you tell me the name of the defendant and the defendant's next court date?
12. What is the status of my case?
13. Do you have a witness protection program?
14. What kind of counseling services do you provide?
15. Is the prosecutor my attorney?