The victims of criminal acts, such as domestic battery, sometimes threaten their abuser with filing criminal charges. This is not possible in Indiana. Instead, a victim only has the power to file a police report; thereafter, it is up to the prosecutor’s office as to whether criminal charges can be filed.
Victims Cannot Get a Case Dismissed
Just like victims cannot bring criminal charges, they also cannot dismiss charges. The prosecutors may be more likely to dismiss a case, however, upon learning that a victim’s testimony may not be as strong as initially believed.
If you are facing a criminal charge such as domestic battery, please call our firm for a free initial conference with a partner.