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My step father filed a police report on me saying I told him I put a pillow over my moms head to kill her because she was in so much pain his story is false. he had drank about an 18 pack of beer throughout the day now he said he was drunk and will not talk to the prosicuter at this time what are my chances

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Friday night I'm in las vegas

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Yes I was arrested at 300 sat morning and spent 7 days in jail till I made bond

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My prelimary hearing is on the 13th and he sats he is not showing up

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If your father was the only witness to this allegation and he does not testify or cooperate, the DA has no choice but to dismiss charges, since they have no eyewitness to the allegations and you deny it occurred, so the prosecutor could not prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.

If he continues to refuse to testify, not just the preliminary hearing, your attorney would move to dismiss based on lack of evidence.

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