The prosecutor can decide which cases he wants to file and how to handle them. For purposes of a plea bargain, he has the authority to reduce an felony to a lower level felony or a misdemeanor
, to dismiss a charge from a docket so that a defendant can plead to one of the less serious offenses, or even to add a charge (like disorderly conduct
) so the defendant has something else he can plead to. He can even dismiss the case entirely.
Whether the prosecutor would be interested in reducing or dismissing a forgery charge is entirely in his discretion and would depend upon the facts of a particular case. But in general, there is always a plea offer available to a charge that is less serious than the top charge on the court
papers, even if it would only be a lower degree of forgery.
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