ASSAULT, FAMILY VIOLENCE, OR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
When the victim is a family member or friend, they often later want charges dropped. The county’s “no drop” policy does not always work when the state witness (victim) is now on the defense side. These cases rarely go to trial. When the victim is a stranger or a hostile victim there are defenses such as self-defense, Castle Doctrine, etc. that can help me defend you. Do not give a statement without counsel.
If a detective tries to contact you, STOP! Remain silent and call me immediately.