Tarrant County District Attorney -- Tim Curry
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 do not dictate whether or not a case will be filed or dismissed. If you would like to discuss your case, you should speak with the prosecutor.
Frequently Asked Questions
A victim does not have the ability to drop charges in Seneca County Common Pleas Court. Once charges have been filed, only the Judge can dismiss them and ordinarily at the request of a county prosecutor. Again, if you are a victim in a misdemeanor case, contact the municipal prosecutor in the appropriate city listed in General Questions. to discuss misdemeanor charges.
Welcome to the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office
In California criminal cases are filed by the DA on behalf of the People of the State of California. All decisions about what cases to file and whether to continue on or dismiss criminal cases are made by the DA not by crime victims. If you have concerns about the case, you should call and talk to the Deputy DA handling the case.
City of Bentonville, Arkansas
The prosecutor needs to know about the request, but whether or not the charges will be dropped is within the prosecutor's discretion. (Back To Top)
FAQ: Ninth Judicial Circuit Office of the Solicitor
We have recently adopted a presumptive no-drop policy. Victims of domestic violence can call and schedule an appointment to watch a video on domestic violence. After viewing the video the victim can sign an affidavit requesting that charges be dismissed. It is ultimately up to the Criminal Domestic Solicitor whether to proceed with the case.
Bell, Tennent & Frogge, PLLC
Prosecutors handle thousands of cases each year, and victims who want to "drop the charges" are not novel. While it is true that lots of cases are dismissed because witnesses fail to appear, it is also true that lots of cases are prosecuted anyway. If a victim tells a prosecutor that he fabricated the charges, the prosecutor might simply not believe the victim and try to proceed anyway. This can be difficult, but not always impossible.
Phoenix Arizona DUI and Criminal Defense Attorneys - FAQs
In Arizona, victims have the right to discuss the case with the prosecution and to make their wishes known. However, it is always up to the prosecution whether or not to drop charges. Of course, an experienced defense attorney can often impact how the prosecutor sees the case, and can sometimes convince the prosecutor to reduce or dismiss the charges.
Wisconsin Circuit Court Access
You probably can't. Wisconsin law allows a judge to "expunge" a case in only two situations, both involving youthful offenders: Misdemeanors committed by a person under 21. If the judge ordered expunction upon successful completion of the sentence, the record can be expunged. See §973.015, Wis. Stats. Adjudication of a juvenile delinquent. A juvenile who has been adjudged delinquent can, upon reaching age 17, petition the judge for expunction of the juvenile adjudication. See §938.355, Wis.
Welcome to Greenlee County ~ County Attorney's Office ~ FAQ'...
Many people incorrectly believe a victim has the power to "press charges" or "drop the charges" against the accused. All crimes are considered offenses against the State, not only the victim; therefore, the Greenlee County Attorney's Office prosecutes criminal complaints on behalf of the State of Arizona. Only the attorney prosecuting the case can decide to file or dismiss charges, though the victim's opinion is important in that decision.
Frequently Asked Questions - Suffolk Victim/Witness Services...
You will receive a letter and brochure from the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office and Victim/Witness Services which provides you with the name of the prosecutor and a phone number should you need to contact them, as well as other helpful information. You may also call the Victim/Witness Office at 923-2222 and request this information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answer: You may contact the Deputy District Attorney handling your case to discuss your concerns. While your feelings will be considered, the District Attorney's Office may decide to prosecute any case in the best interest of the State of Nevada. Home ] [ Message from D.A. ] [ Arthur E. Mallory, District Attorney ] [ Contact Us ] [ Glossary of Legal Terms ] [ Frequently Asked Questions ] [ Witness Tips ] [ Victim Rights ] [ Helpful Numbers ] [ Helpful Links ]
Federal Judiciary Frequently Asked Questions
Individuals do not file criminal charges in U.S. district courts. A criminal proceeding is initiated by the government, usually through the U.S. attorney's office in coordination with a law enforcement agency. Allegations of criminal behavior should be brought to local police, the FBI, or other appropriate law enforcement agency.
Douglas County Prosecuting Attorney - Frequently Asked Quest...
Law enforcement investigates crimes. The Prosecuting Attorney files charges after law enforcement investigations are completed and the investigative reports have been referred to the Prosecuting Attorney's office for a charging decision. The Prosecuting Attorney does not investigate crimes. If wish to report a crime and it is an emergency, then call 911. If it is not an emergency, contact your local law enforcement agency - your city police department or sheriff’s office.
Although the OFR has alleged violations of Chapter 517 and Chapter 655, Florida Statutes, this is still a civil matter. While the OFR has civil enforcement authority only in the State of Florida, it is cooperating with the concurrent investigations of several federal agencies, the F.B.I. and the I.R.S.
City of Bentonville, Arkansas
Please contact the Legal Department at (479) 271-5956 and give a description of the crime involved, including the location and approximate date of the incident. The Legal Department Staff will determine the status of your case for you. (Back To Top) You should contact the City's Case Coordinator at 479-271-5956 and she will work with you, the City Prosecutor and the Bentonville District Court to obtain restitution. (Back To Top)
S e q u i m , W A - Police Department - Frequently Asked Que...
On matters that are not emergencies, you should call the general number 683-7227. If there is an emergency, then we encourage you to call 9-1-1.