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I am very sorry for your situation. In this case, please know that if a criminal
charge has been filed, the county's prosecuting attorney
(informally also known as the DA) picks up the charge.
It would be the prosecuting attorney who decided whether or not to continue the criminal matter, or not. The individual you got into a fight with is the complaining witness, but once the complaining witness makes a complaint
and it is picked up, it is out of their hands. The onus is on the prosecuting attorney to drop the charges.
However, the prosecuting attorney may still elect to proceed with the criminal case. This is their choice. But without their star witness willing to testify on the prosecutor's behalf voluntarily, the prosecutor's case is likely to fall apart.
Someone in your situation may wish to have the complaining witness send the prosecuting attorney's office a LETTER formally requesting that the charges be dropped. Then, one can - through an attorney - see what the prosecuting attorney's response would be.
The prosecuting attorney can then decide to yet continue, or, is more likely to "decline prosecution at this time," which would essentially mean they have dropped the matter.
I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck.
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