Broward domestic violence cases often arise in the heat of the moment. Often by the next morning, both parties have cooled considerably and clearer heads prevail. It’s at this point the alleged victim may start looking into the possibility of signing a waiver of prosecution.
A waiver of prosecution, also sometimes called a declination of prosecution, is a sworn statement that informs the prosecutor, judge, and defense layer that they do not wish to prosecute or “press charges.”
The crux of this statement is basically two-fold:
- The alleged victim formally states they do not want to press charges or cooperate with prosecutors.
- The police report statements that were attributed to the alleged victim are either inaccurate or incomplete.
Sometimes, our Broward domestic violence defense lawyers are approached by the alleged victims of our clients to inquire about how they can go about getting the charges dismissed.
A few things we must outline for them at the start: Continue reading