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My boyfriend was arrested last night for domestic abuse and battery, but I didn't press charges. What happens now?
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Criminal Lawyer: KimberlyLaw, Attorney and Real Estate Broker replied 8 years ago
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Hello, I am happy to assist you today.

Just because you don't press charges doesn't mean that there will be no charges against him. The ADA will decide whether to bring those charges. What happens now? Either they will let him go and nothing further will happen, or they will keep him longer and charge him with something. There isn't much you can do besides waiting to see.

I hope this helps,
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