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Good afternoon. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. All the crimes which you mentioned above are against the State and some of them, involve you as the victim. The State/Prosecutor always has the discretion to proceed, so you can certainly contact them and advise that you do not want them to go forward with the other charges that involve you and would like them to drop them. They do not have to but can consider your request. Moreover, the ability to prosecute, depends on your cooperation. For some of the charges, you will need to cooperate and testify against him, at trial
. If you do not appear, they will have a hard time proving some of the charges and may not have to proceed. The DWI, failure to stop, DWLS and the other misdemeanors were committed in the presence of the officer, so there is nothing which you can do for those. However, any charge related to the taking/stealing of the vehicle would depend on your likely cooperation. 9 years does seem like a lot of time for a plea but it is based upon his prior criminal
history and facts of this case. He does need counsel and if he is unable to afford to retain private counsel, should ask to be appointed the public defender, who can look over the facts of his case and see if he has any legal defenses or to try and work out a deal for much less time.
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