The district attorney can move forward with other evidence if you refuse to cooperate.
For instance, if you called 911 and reported that your spouse had hit you, and police arrived and observed that you had a bloody nose, the DA can introduce that evidence and testimony to advance a prosecution in a domestic violence case.
You should know that the DA may not take kindly to your unwillingness to cooperate, and that you run the risk of sanction if you fail to appear or, more dangerously, contradict your earlier statements while on the witness stand.
If you’re concerned about overzealous prosecution by the DA and are a complaining witness in a domestic violence matter, you should talk to a lawyer who can represent you (not your spouse’s lawyer).
Call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-599-1111 for a free, confidential consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.