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We are routinely asked how a person drops domestic violence charges in New York City.The issue is very complex. The prosecutors in New York City are extremely reluctant to drop charges in a domestic violence case. They fear that the defendant will attack the "victim" again and they will be blamed fo it. This is why prosecutors ask defendants to plead to a lesser charge so they can have a conviction on the record.

Prosecutors will simply ignore the request of the alleged victim to drop charges. In a small number of cases, they will pursue the case in what is called an "evidence based" prosecution. This means that the alleged victim will not testify. But the prosecution will rely on other witnesses like the police, in order to prove their case.

If you are seeking to have the charges dropped in a domestic violence case, contact The Law Offices of Michael S. Discioarro, LLC at 917-519-8417. We will review your case and take the best course of action to protect your interests.