It sounds like your wife has done what she needed to do in regards XXXXX XXXXX the restraining order (RO) dropped. As to that, her no-show at the court date should have led to a dismissal. If you are unsure, you might want to contact your clerk of court (or, if the clerk has a website, check there) to confirm it has been dropped.
As to the DA, you would ideally hire an attorney so that he can handle it for you. Doing so would certainly help ensure the best possible result. If you prefer to handle it on your own, then your wife might consider contacting the DA to express her desires. She might tell them that it was an isolated incident, that it was blown out of proportion, that she did not want you charged or whatever other similar statements that are true.
Ultimately, assuming it's accurate, she would want to tell them that she wants the case dropped. If necessary, she might even consider telling them that she has no desire to go to court to assist in the prosecution. Without her assistance, my speculation is that the prosecutor could not proceed with the case.
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Thank you so much for your response. I contacted my wife to read your response to her to see if she had any follow- up questions. For me I was satisfied, but wanted to make sure we covered mostly everything.
Anyway, she said at the ER, they took pictures of her face. How does that influence anything that we do from here on out.
During a tussle two weeks ago, where no hitting was involved, her contact lense got dislodged in her eye and caused some minor damage, which has since healed. To the outside observer this may appear that I hit her or something which is not the case.
Based upon what I said about the officers taking pictures in the ER, how does that influence us getting the case dropped by the DA?
Thank you for the additional information, much appreciated. However, no, that does not change my response. I say this as, without your wife's cooperation, the pictures have no meaning. In other words, without your wife to testify as to the content of the pictures, they have no value to the prosecutor.
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