Can I Drop Domestic Violence Charges in Texas?
Once domestic violence charges are filed, the prosecutor has the sole authority to decide whether or not to try the case, so alleged victims cannot drop the charges unilaterally. By filing an Affidavit of Non-Prosecution in Texas, they can notify the prosecutor that they want the case to be dismissed while also correcting inaccurate allegations in the record. A Dallas criminal defense lawyer from Peveto Law Office can help you file this affidavit. You may influence the prosecutor to drop the charges, but they still have the right to try the case anyway.
Colin County courts take domestic violence charges seriously and recognize that some alleged victims of domestic violence may seek to drop legitimate charges of domestic violence for any number of reasons. However, the prosecutor’s primary incentive is to punish all perpetrators.
At Peveto Law Office, we have experience handling Affidavits of Non-Prosecution, and fully understand when they’re necessary– and how to protect both parties from potential long-term ramifications. If you have questions about Affidavits of Non-Prosecution, call us today for a free consultation with a Plano domestic violence lawyer.