If the alleged victim does not want to prosecute, will my case be dismissed?

The decision whether to prosecute a criminal case, and the decision to continue prosecuting a criminal case, rest solely with the prosecutorial agency (normally the District Attorney or City Attorney, or in a federal case, the U.S. Attorney’s Office). Although the prosecution may take into account the victim’s unwillingness to testify or cooperate, there is no guarantee that your case will be dismissed simply because the victim does not want to press charges.

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