Is there anything I can do to get my assault charge lowered or dropped if the victim changes her original statement

The victim in my case is my girlfriend and wants to change her original
statement what can she say to help me

Asked on March 25, 2016 under Criminal Law, Alaska

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

The fact is that if your girlfriend changes her statement or attempts not to give testimony against you in court, it may not result in having your charges dropped or lowered. While it would be easier to prosecute you with her cooperation, if there is other credible and convincing evidence that you committed the crime, the state may move forward with the case. Typically, prosecutors are aware that defendants can and do try to intimidate their victims into not cooperting. At this point, you should consult directly with a local criminal law attorney. They can best advise you further.


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