Is it my decision whether I want “charges pressed”?
Every attempt is made to thoroughly consult with and consider the wishes of a victim or witness in a criminal case, but they do not “press” charges against an individual. Just as law enforcement has an obligation to investigate a crime, a prosecutor has an ethical obligation to uphold the criminal law. Ultimately, all decisions whether to prosecute a case or not and deciding how the cause can best be resolved will be decided by the prosecutor.

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2. How do I obtain an Order of Protection?
3. A family member used my name at a traffic stop and now I have a warrant. What do I do?
4. I am the victim of a crime. How do I get information about the case?
5. Where are you located and where do I park?
6. How do I report a crime and what will happen afterwards?
7. I am a victim in a criminal case. Is the City Attorney’s Office my attorney?
8. Is it my decision whether I want “charges pressed”?
9. How do I find out if an offender is in jail?