Can the Victim Drop Domestic Violence Charges?

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asked Apr 25 in Law Enforcement/Police by Mathplenty (1,100 points)
Can the Victim Drop Domestic Violence Charges?

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answered May 13 by RebeccaEdnie (8,360 points)
The victim cannot drop Domestic Violence charges once the state files charges.

Domestic violence is taken seriously and even if the person experiencing the domestic violence does not want to press charges the police can and will still arrest and charge the person committing the domestic violence.

Most victims of domestic violence want to recant or change their statements to investigators or police.

And between 80 percent to 90 percent of domestic violence victims recant their statements.

Recanting a statement means to take back your original statement.

Slapping, choking, hitting, spitting, and even murder—these are forms of abuse intended to render domestic violence victims powerless.

Nearly one person every 20 seconds is physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States.

Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner.

19% of domestic violence involves a weapon.

Domestic victimization is correlated with a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior.

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