What if the Complainant wants to drop your Virginia Domestic Assault charge?

In this video, Attorney James Abrenio explains the scenario in which you are charged with a Virginia Domestic Assault charge and the complaining witnesses tells you they want to drop the charge. He makes clear that having the case dismissed, in many instances will not be that simple. And that you, as an accused, should not be trying to influence the complainant’s desires about whether or not to prosecute.

To be clear, in Virginia, complaining witnesses also have their own rights. However, ultimately, it will be the prosecutor’s decision whether to prosecute. Make sure to watch the full video for more information.

Still have questions?

Make sure to review our other articles and videos on our Virginia Domestic Assault page.  Then reach out to Abrenio Law for your Free Consultation.  You can call us at Ph. 703-570-4180.

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