How long after an incident of battery against a household member can a person be arrested?

How can the victim get the charges dropped after the state picked them up?

Asked on May 1, 2017 under Criminal Law, New Mexico

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

It is up to the state, not the alleged victim as to whether or not to press charges. The fact is that if there is enough evidence to support a conviction, a DV case can go forward without the alleged victim's cooperation.


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