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How do I get assault charges against my husband dropped?

We got into an argument and I was throwing things and he accidentally tripped me and I fell down the stairs. I guess we were pretty loud because the neighbor called the cops and they came and even though I told them it was an accident, they arrested him. I know the fight got out of hand but I don’t want him to be arrested and in jail. Please help.


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    Richard Williams | Law Office of Richard Williams
    301 Government Street, Suite 104
    Mobile, AL 36602
    (251) 272-3765
    Only the prosecutor, with the approval of the court, can the charges be dismissed. The court can not compel you to testify against your husband if you exert your spousal privilege. If the prosecutor can prove the charges without your testimony the court can go forward with the prosecution and you husband could be found guilty.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama - Replied: 1/5/2013
    Cynthia Henley | Cynthia Henley, Lawyer
    7626 E. Jordan Cove
    Houston, TX 77055-5053
    (713) 222-1220
    You cannot dismiss charges. You can make your opinion and thoughts known to the prosecutor, and you can help his lawyer by cooperating with the lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Texas - Replied: 1/2/2013
    Craig Andersen | Andersen Law PLLC
    10000 NE 7th Ave Suite 330B
    Vancouver, WA 98685
    (360) 397-0111
    All you can do is testify to the truth. The prosecutor has sole authority to proceed with charges whether you agree or not.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 1/2/2013
    Edward D. Dowling IV | Edward D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
    132 Foxdale Lane
    Port Jefferson, NY 11777
    (631) 509-0662
    I would need further information to answer better. Generally the prosecuting attorney has the discretion to drop the charges or not. You and/or your attorney should talk to the prosecuting attorney about dropping the charges.
    Answer Applies to: New York - Replied: 1/2/2013
    Sally Hamblin | Hamblin Law Office
    4015 W. Houghton Lake Drive
    Houghton Lake, MI 48629
    (228) 224-7120
    Too late. Police were called and responded. I assume they observed injuries. It is up to prosecutor and not you to drop the charges.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 1/1/2013
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