Criminal Law

Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Under Heat of passion victim wrote misleading incorrect

Customer Question
Under Heat of passion...

Under Heat of passion victim wrote misleading incorrect letter to press charge

Lawyer's Assistant: In what state did this occur?

Virginia

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Victim want to rich prosecutor to give explanations about it

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Criminal Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
12/30/2017
Criminal Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
 replied 6 months ago
Nisha Jones
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 3,428
Experience: Managing Attorney at Nisha Jones Law, LLC
Verified

Good morning I am a Criminal Defense attorney and former Prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office, and I'll be answering your questions today. Keep in mind this is for informational purposes only and we do not have an attorney-client relationship. Please allow me just a few minutes to review your question, thank you!

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Victim which is girlfriend wants charges was dropped
Criminal Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
 replied 6 months ago

All the victim would need to do is reach out to the prosecutor, either by phone or in-person appointment, and explain that she is not willing to testify in the case and would like to see the charges dismissed.

Ultimately a dismissal is up to the prosecutor, not the girlfriend, since the police were involved and the case was brought to the prosecutor's office.

However, if the prosecutor cannot prove the case without the girlfriend's testimony, then the case would in fact end up being dismissed. Alot depends on what other evidence and witnesses the prosecutor has.

The girlfriend could also have the attorney of the accused prepare a Non Prosecution Affidavit which she can sign, and the defense attorney can provide a copy to the prosecutor, instead of having to meet or speak with the prosecutor directly.

I hope that helps!

Please let me know if you have any other questions. Also, please take a moment to rate me using the stars at the top of the page, as it's the only way experts are compensated for our time on the site. I do not receive a salary here at JustAnswer, and am only compensated for my time after receiving a rating of 3 stars or more (5 stars are always appreciated). The question won't close after rating, so you can still ask follow-up questions after. Thanks, ***** ***** it!

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Criminal Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
 replied 6 months ago

Hi! Just checking in to see if you have any more questions? I hope I was able to address all of your concerns. Please let me know, I'm here to help. Thanks!

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a criminal lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Nisha Jones Your Own Question
Nisha Jones
Nisha Jones
Nisha Jones
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 3,428
3,428 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Managing Attorney at Nisha Jones Law, LLC

Nisha Jones is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Your Expert advise has provided insight on a difficult situation. Thank you so much for the prompt response. I will definitely recommend your website to my friends.

NormaPensacola, FL

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

3,248 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

2,153 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including criminal law.

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

1,984 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Lawyer

1,815 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience

Nate

Nate

Lawyer

1,750 satisfied customers

Over 10 years of criminal defense practice.

Marsha411JD

Marsha411JD

Lawyer

1,638 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney with 29 yrs. exp. in criminal law

Barrister

Barrister

Criminal Defense Law

1,255 satisfied customers

17 years practicing criminal defense.

< Previous | Next >

Related Criminal Law Questions
My husband is facing a domestic assault charge in reference
My husband is facing a domestic assault charge in reference to me but he never assaulted me or did the things they are accusing him up I wrote a notarized letter to the prosecution explaining what hap… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
194 satisfied customers
Court tomorrow want to write a letter to city attorney to
Court tomorrow want to write a letter to city attorney to dtop charges. But now how actually format the letter. There is no ofp or order of pertectom and no was arrested at the time of incident.can yo… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
194 satisfied customers
I just received a false incident mail. The letter says that
Hi, I just received a false incident mail. The letter says that Prosecutor office has review the case in which I listed as a victim and they determined that this case could not be proven in court, so … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
194 satisfied customers
A man assaulted another in that person's home because of
A young man assaulted another in that person's home because of jealousy. The police was called and the young man was taken in custody and has pending charges of assault, burglary, and criminal trespas… read more
Colleen Grady
Colleen Grady
Assistant Principal
Juris Doctor
405 satisfied customers
I'm from Indiana and my husband was arrested on two felonies
I'm from Indiana and my husband was arrested on two felonies and a misdemeanor for battery, strangulation and intimidation. He is a physician and will lose his license to practice if he receives a fel… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
30,579 satisfied customers
A domestic violence situation occurred where I gave a statement
A domestic violence situation occurred where I gave a statement to the police. I have since reconciled with him. How can I help get the charges dropped with out incriminating myself?… read more
LawTalk
LawTalk
Lawyer
Juris Doctor
1,815 satisfied customers
my husband was arrested for DV charge. This is the 3rd time
my husband was arrested for DV charge. This is the 3rd time in a year and a half that we have came across the DA desk. The first time I was arrested, my husband wrote a letter charges dropped. The sec… read more
LawTalk
LawTalk
Lawyer
Juris Doctor
1,815 satisfied customers
Me and my boyfriend have lived together for 2 years. We decided
Me and my boyfriend have lived together for 2 years. We decided to take a break due to stress from being new parents so I recently moved myself and our son in with my father. We got into an argument a… read more
Legal-Guru
Legal-Guru
Attorney at Law
Juris Doctorate
1,354 satisfied customers
In a domestic violence case with the defendant suffering a
In a domestic violence case with the defendant suffering a mental illness, bi-polar disorder where the victim would prefer that the D.A. not proceed with the criminal charges but they have decided to … read more
LawTalk
LawTalk
Lawyer
Juris Doctor
1,815 satisfied customers
first offence, domestic violence and assult charges. can victom
first offence, domestic violence and assult charges. can victom drop chages? reverse chages? whats the penalty?? state of arizona… read more
Nate
Nate
Lawyer
Juris Doctor
1,750 satisfied customers
I was molested when I was 15 and i am now 22. I dont know the
I was molested when I was 15 and i am now 22. I dont know the exact date of the incident but there was more than one victim what can i do to take the jerk down and press charges or can i even do that?… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
194 satisfied customers
I was a victim of assault and battery, The State failed (Refused)
I was a victim of assault and battery, The State failed (Refused) to prosecute the offender. Have my constitutional rights been violated? And could I sue the state for failure to give me equal protect… read more
Legalwriter
Legalwriter
Attorney
Juris Doctor
201 satisfied customers
Hello, Few months ago, my wife was arrested and charged
Hello, Few months ago, my wife was arrested and charged for simple assault against me. Back then, the police asked me to write what had happened. Back then, I was scared and furious, so I wrote what h… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
194 satisfied customers
This is the boyfriend, she wanted me to ask one last question,
This is the boyfriend, she wanted me to ask one last question, she does not want or intend to press charges, but her worry lies with not appearing in court with me, I have told her she has not been ci… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
194 satisfied customers
assault 4 Oregon is it possible for the victim to drop the
assault 4 Oregon is it possible for the victim to drop the charges once the police takes custody of the accused ?… read more
JPEsq
JPEsq
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,086 satisfied customers
Is it possible for the victim of a crime to drop charges in
Is it possible for the victim of a crime to drop charges in a felony case. The charges are assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder. The victim is and adult (27) and the defendant is a juveni… read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
538 satisfied customers
My spouse and I had an arguement that got heated I was struck
My spouse and I had an arguement that got heated I was struck on the forehead with a wood object in his anger,I hit back and he left and called the police.He was arrested because i was cut badly on th… read more
Bappelman
Bappelman
Founder / Criminal Defense Lawyer
JD
313 satisfied customers
I got my husband in major trouble. I called the cops on him
I got my husband in major trouble. I called the cops on him now he is faceing a felony in the state of california. He has never hit me in the 8yrs I have been married to him. This was a isolated incid… read more
FloridaLawyer
FloridaLawyer
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
737 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x