Thank you for your follow up.
Unfortunately, it is not up to the victim / girlfriend whether the criminal charges are prosecuted, once such charges are filed, but up to the state attorney's office.
Also, any text messages, etc...would not carry any legal weight in a criminal case and generally, if the vic***** *****ge her story and admits that she lied or made things up, then the victim can be charged with making false report to the police, which is a misdemeanor that carries up to 1 year in jail, so generally, once the victim in a similar situation realizes the risks of criminal prosecution if she admits to the false report, it is not likely that the victim would formally agree to change her story.
So, in a case like this, especially given a fact that robbery by sudden snatching is a third degree felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000 upon conviction, and once the defendant snatches any object / possession from the victim by force, without victim's consent, it is not a defense if the possession / item was returned, it is essential to hire an experienced local criminal defense attorney to provide your son with effective and aggressive representation in this criminal case and not to count on hopes that the victim would officially change her story or state attorney would reduce or dismiss any charges.
You can find an experienced and skilled local criminal law attorney by using this established and reputable attorney information / referral websites:
When, choosing a local attorney to represent you, it would be a good idea to choose someone who has a practice exclusively dedicated to criminal law, has at least 10 years of experience and handled similar matters and also regularly practices before the court located in the jurisdiction where your matter will be heard.
I wish you the best of luck!