What can I do about a DV warrant that I got in the mail?

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What can I do about a DV warrant that I got in the mail?

The other person involved had already patched things up before I got the warrant. The other person doesn’t want to pursue this and shes already reached out to her contacts about dropping this. However, there is still a warrant. Is there a process of some sort to get this all taken care of? Can a warrant expire if the other person doesn’t do anything, like return phone calls with the police an stuff like that?

Asked on January 19, 2017 under Criminal Law, Colorado

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Warrants do not expire charge. You will need to appear before a judge to clear this up, plus to handle the underlying charge. With respect to the DV charge, it is not up to the alleged victim to get the charges dropped; the decision that rests with the prosecutor. Accordingly, a case may go forward and be prosecuted over your objection and without your cooperation so long as there is other strong evidence to support the charge.


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