Can someone who is threatening to pressing charges against me ask for money to not press the charges?

Asked on September 28, 2014 under Criminal Law, California


Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

That would be extortion and it is not legal.  However, it is not really up to your crime victim whether to prosecute you.  It is up to the prosecutor evaluating your case.  The prosecutor may be more willing to go forward if he has a victim eager to testify, but it is still the prosecutor's call.

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