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Prosecutors rarely drop charges just because a victim doesn't want to move forward. Domestic violence is taken very seriously and the last thing a prosecutor wants is a victim to drop a charge and then something to happen.If the victim’s testimony is different than what they initially told police, the prosecutor will cross-examine the victim with the statements he or she made to the police or on the 911 call (these are always recorded). If the victim doesn’t want to come to court at all, the prosecutor will still subpoena the victim. A subpoena is a court order to appear. If the victim still does not appear for trial, the prosecutor may move to continue the trial or try to prove the charges based on the defendant’s admissions.It's certainly not a bad thing she doesn't want to press charges, and she can contact the prosecutor's office about the matter. In Florida, for example, the prosecutor's office will sometimes have a victim sign an affidavit that they do not wish to move forward and that they are voluntarily seeking dismissal. But, its entirely in the discretion of the prosecutor whether to offer anything.If the prosecutor won't listen to wife, you should let your lawyer know she doesn't wish to cooperate --sometimes pressure from your lawyer on the prosecutor is enough to work out something. If they won't drop the charge just with her asking, they may be willing to offer some sort of pre-trial intervention, where in exchange for following the terms set out by the court -such as taking an anger management or batterer's class, doing community service and paying court costs, they agree to dismiss the charge.
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