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Can The DA Prosecute Domestic Violence Charges Even When The Victim Wants Charges Dropped?

Yes, and it happens a lot more often than you might think.

A very heated situation blows up badly, but as tempers cool over the next days, a complaining witness realizes their spouse or significant other is now barred from their shared residence or seeing their children by a temporary order of protection.

Requests to the DA to scale the prosecution back are met with indifference, and sometimes with outright hostility.

If you are a witness in a domestic violence prosecution that you want stopped, you need a lawyer of your own to protect your rights.

For instance, your spouse’s legal team may be thrilled to hear that you’ll refuse to testify or invoke spousal privilege, but are you in jeopardy if you do those things?

Will the DA retaliate against you if they lose the case against your spouse?

Protect yourself. Call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-599-1111 for a free consultation.