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Lawyer: Zoey, JD, Attorney replied 4 months ago

A prosecutor has the complete discretion to go forward with a complaint whether the parties to the crime want him to or not. There is no magic formula. No two cases are identical. What you say depends upon the facts and circumstances of the case itself. Even then, as a matter of policy, there are some kind of cases a prosecutor typically isn't interested in dismissing, notably domestic violence cases.

If you tell me more about the case, I can be less general. But without any facts, there are no specific suggestions I can make at this time.

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