The victim in my case does not wish to press charges, why do I need an attorney?

If probable cause exists, the police have the right to make an arrest even if an alleged victim does not want to press charges.  Similarly, the State can proceed forward with these charges even if the alleged victim does not wish to cooperate or asks that the charges be dropped. The State has the sole discretion in making this decision. The criminal justice process is complicated and confusing for victims as well as the accused. Often times our experienced criminal defense attorneys can communicate the wishes of the alleged victim to the State and help expedite the resolution of a case. If you have been arrested and the alleged victim does not wish to prosecute,  it is important to consult with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys.