Naples Attorney

Reader Question: If a victim of aggravated battery w/weapon and bodily harm, does not want press charges will the state drop charges?

No. The decision is not up to the victim. For such a serious crime, the state will almost surely not drop the case regardless of what the victim says. They only reason why they would drop it is if they can’t prove it without the cooperation of the victim. In this case, there is probably plenty of evidence besides victim testimony that would allow them to prove the case without victim testimony.

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