My question involves criminal law for the state of: Florida
Two weeks ago my now ex-boyfriend was arrested for Domestic Violence. He had threw me around and strangled me to the point where I couldn't breathe. I had called the police right away and they saw all the bruises on my body. They arrested him immediately. He is charged with two counts of third degree felony and his record before this was clean. This has happened in the past and he has threatened to kill me, which I had told the police. I just never admitted it to anyone until now.
I had just written my sworn statement saying that I would like to drop charges but obviously if the State picks it up, I would like for him to get help in some way.
Do you think the State is going to move on with the case because of the severity of it? Or since it's his first felony they might drop it?