How can I recant my statement

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How can I recant my statement

ME AND MY BOYFRIEND GOT INTO A
ARGUMENT, WE ENDED UP GETTING INTO A
PHYSICAL ALTERCATION. I called the
police and the state is charging him
with burguraly and domestic assault.
Before the police officer left he only
informed me of the domestic assault
charge. I did not want him to be
charged with this.

Asked on February 16, 2018 under Criminal Law, Minnesota

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

First of all, It is up to the DA and not the alleged victim, as to whether or not to drop charges. If there is other evidence sufficient enough to support a conviction, then even without your testimony the case can still move forward. Further, it is very common in domestic violence cases that victims frequently recant their statements. However, typically whenever the victim takes the stand and attempts to dispute that any violence actualy occurred, the prosecutor can introduce conflicting evidence, namely the victim's own previous statements.


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