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How and where do I fill out an affidavit of non-prosecution? I am listed as witness but never received papers to appear in court
Daughter went to court tonight. Plead not guilty to DV. Next court date April 24th. Court papers state, “Hit across face with open palm hand”. I never pressed charges. This happened on October 20th. She went to jail that day and was out in 4hrs. I am listed as witness but never received papers to appear. Trying to get Attorney but not much time. This is an isolated incident in a good relationship. First time. What could happen? Will it help if I sign an affidavit of non-prosecution?
Frankly, I’ve never heard of a prosecutor accepting such an affidavit. It is the prosecutor’s choice whether to press charges, not yours. If you do not wish to cooperate, you can contact the prosecutor’s office and inform them, but they are not bound by your wishes. They could order you to appear in court any.