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Hello,My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am an experienced criminal lawyer.In my experience, while a prosecutor may occasionally threaten to file perjury charges against a complainant, the prosecutor only very rarely will actually do it. One reason is that they don't want to discourage others from reporting domestic violence by getting a reputation as an agency that turns against their own witnesses. So you probably will not get in trouble for claiming that you don't want to prosecute any more.It's perfectly normal to be very upset after an experience like this and not to see everything that happened clearly. Additionally the police sometimes put words into the victim's mouth. So some differences between what you first reported and what you'd tell the prosecutor now are inevitable. The prosecutor knows this and would be very unlikely to charge you for changing your mind. More likely he will just refuse to drop the case.
Thank you for your answer. I neglected to mention that my now ex is a police officer. Small town politics are in play... that's why I'm not pressing charges. I am worried about the relationship between the PA and the police dept. and if I will victimized again.
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