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Unfortunately, the District Attorney will not just "drop" the case at this point. Once a charge relating to domestic violence is initiated, it is usually not dropped. Keep in mind, the DA is very well used to persons who file the report to backtracking and standing by the boyfriend's side, but the DA's job is to prosecute. Period.That doesn't mean that it is not possible to work it out. First, make an appointment with the DA and speak with him, explaining what happened and that it was all an overreaction. Sign an affidavit to that effect. Tell him that if on the stand, you will say what happened, but you will not be a "perfectly cooperative" witness for them.At the same time, initiate counseling between you and him. Let the DA know of this. The DA will see that it is not worth ruining people's lives over this, and might be agreeable to reducing the charges with the defense attorneyMeanwhile, the defense attorney should press the DA to either drop the charges, or to accept deferred adjudication (probation without a conviction), or another type of non-jail, non-conviction outcome. Deferred adjudication is a good option usually available for those who have little or no criminal record
.Between speaking with the DA, initiating counseling, and the defense attorney's push to minimize/dismiss the charges, something should be worked out which is more or less in his favor.
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