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Charged with a Crime?

Drop the Charges, so the Defendant Goes Free

Have you ever heard of the victim on a movie or a TV show drop the charges and the police dismissed the case? Well, that only works in the movies, that’s not how it works in real life, no matter what the crime.

In a real case, the alleged victim can drop the charges, but that’s not the end of the case. If a crime was committed, the state of Nevada will pick them right back up and continue the case.. Once an illegal action is brought to the attention of law enforcement, an investigation is completed to determine the innocence or guilt of the one who was charged.

For this reason, if you or someone you know has been charged with a crime, don’t assume that the charges will be dismissed if they tell law enforcement that they changed their mind. Often, someone charged with assault or domestic violence, the victim will have a change of mind.

An experienced lawyer on the Potter legal team would consider this a very poor strategy, The police and the district attorney rarely listen when a victim drops the charges, with very few exceptions because the change of mind is to protect the defendant. This is another situation where you should leave your case in the capable hands of your attorney. Call Potter Law Offices for a consultation.