If this was charged as a domestic violence
charge, no your son cannot just get it dismissed. On a domestic violence charge the state is the victim, so your son cannot just walk into the DA and say he will not prosecute and actually the DA does not even need him to prosecute and can use any other evidence they have in the case. However, your son can work with her attorney and together engage in counseling and use that to convince the court
to dismiss the charges. Only if the charges are dismissed can the be expunged. Absent a dismissal, CA does not expunge cases so it would be on her record permanently. If the charges are not dismissed and she is found guilty or pleads guilty, the charge remains on her record forever and because it is a domestic charge she could not own a firearm license and could suffer many other disabilities including employers refusing to hire her or denials of professional licenses.
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