Thank you for your reply.
The thing is, once you file a complaint
, the matter is "out of your hands." It is the District Attorney
that brings the charges on behalf of the state, and so it is the district attorney that would have to drop them. At this point, you are but a witness, albeit a very important witness, but you do not have control of the outcome of the case.
Ergo, you would go to the District Attorney's office and ask them to drop the charges. They may not agree
. If not, then your next best step is to work with his defense attorney and let the District attorney know that you would not be their witness and would work for the defense. Hopefully, this will dissuade the DA from prosecuting the case and agree to work out a deal where the matter is settled.
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