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As a general matter, when a police report is filed, it is the police/prosecutor who decides whether or not to go forward with any criminal charges.
So, yes, they can choose to go forward with criminal charges even though the victim is no longer interested in seeing that happen.
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What are the odds of the cops not pursueing it.
There is no way to speculate.
They have 100% complete discretion.
If we have paid the victims already...
Yes, then still have 100% complete discretion.
they, I mean.
What would happen to the money that has already been paid?
They would keep it.
Would it count off any future repayment?
Is there anything else that I can assist with?
If it was a personal thing and not random would that play into it?
It should not.
And what charges would be brought?
Malicious destruction of property.
It cost them 561 dollars is that a felony or mis.
Most likely a misdemeanor.
No priors but he is now an adult... What are the possible sentences for a guilty plea?
Could he loose his job? He need a security clearance for it.
Possibly. There's no way for me to effectively speculate.
Any other advice for me?
Not really. Things can only be taken one step at time and the outcome is not within your control.
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So its just in the hands of the officer?
Yes. That's what 100% discretion means.
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