The good news is that charges made without complete evidence have a much greater chance of being dismissed altogether.
The Prosecutor Can Have a Case Dismissed
The alleged victim is not the person who decided whether or not a case is dismissed, that is the job of the prosecutor. The common misunderstanding that the victim is the person who chooses to drop the charges is completely false.
The prosecutor is the person who dismisses criminal charges if they believe that it’s impossible to prove in the trial. On the other side of things, it’s important to understand that even if the alleged victim wants the charges they brought against you dropped, the prosecutor can choose to keep the charges, if they believe you are guilty.
Cases are Dismissed on the Picture the Evidence Paints
The job of the prosecutor is to take the evidence they are given and make a decision based on the story the evidence tells.
Evidence can be almost anything when it comes to domestic violence charges. Some of the most common include:
- Text messages
- Social media posts
- Audio or video recordings
Additionally, certain evidence holds more power than other pieces of evidence. For example, if you are defending your story with video proof, and the alleged victim is going based on their memory, you have much stronger evidence, which will be much more convincing in court.
Be Sure You Have a Team to Defend Your Future
An experienced attorney, like our team here at The Meranda Law Firm, can help you build a strong case based on the evidence you have in order to help defend your future. Don’t let a false allegation change your life forever.
Call us today (614) 707-4239 to learn more about how our team can help protect your name and fight for your future.