How to drop a 1st offense disorderly conduct charge?

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How to drop a 1st offense disorderly conduct charge?

I had a verbal altercation with my ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend at a public soccer field. She stated that I physically assaulted her and tried to have charges brought on me for assault and battery. After giving my statement to the officer he informed me that the witnesses were unwilling to support either story to whether or not I physically touched her, so he wrote me a ticket to appear in court for

disorderly conduct. My record is clean and I would like for it to stay that way. What can I do to insure that?

Asked on May 21, 2019 under Criminal Law, Colorado

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

There is no way to ensure this, because it is not under your control. IF the ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend asks for the charges to be dropped, it is very likely (not 100%, but very likely) that they will be. But otherewise, all you can do is discuss the matter with the prosecutor the day of trial and see if he or she will voluntarily choose to dismiss.


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