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You can try to speak with the prosecutor and indicate you do not wish to press charges. A battery is a crime against the state with you as the victim. As such the prosecutor can choose to go forward with the case. If there was evidence of a battery on your person (bruising), or if officers observed the battery the case will likely proceed. If it is only your statement then the prosecutor might have some reservations.
It is important that your boyfriend seek legal counsel. A felony conviction and even a misdemeanor battery conviction / arrest would have to be disclosed to his law school and ultimately disclosed as part of a fitness evaluation before taking the bar. Even if your boyfriend accepts a deal with no jail time his future plans to become an attorney can be in jeopardy. He should talk to the law school counselors immediately.
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