Can I drop charges?

Even though you are listed as the victim/witness of a crime, the City Prosecutor is filing the charges, so you are not able to dismiss the charges.

If you feel the defendant or a representative of the defendant is pressuring you to dismiss charges, this is a crime. Call 911 immediately or discuss these issues with the Witness/Victim Advocate.

The best way to have a voice in what happens with a case is to actively participate by coming to court and staying in contact with your Victim/Witness advocate.

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1. What should I do if a crime occurs?
2. What is a subpoena?
3. If I get a subpoena, do I have to come to court?
4. Where do I park?
5. What is my role as a victim or witness?
6. How long will court take?
7. How many times will I have to go to court?
8. Can I drop charges?
9. Are children allowed in court?
10. How do I get / drop a No Contact Order?
11. What do I do if I am scared to be in the courtroom?
12. What if I need an interpreter?