My question involves criminal law for the state of: Washington
I was physically assaulted by my husband after a heated argument and was injured. I called the police and they took pictures of me and a statement - I don't want to pursue the charges against him and want the case dropped. I also don't want to testify against him though I am sure I will be subpoenaed. What are the consequences of me not showing for the trial or refusing to testify. Can the prosecutor force me to testify ?Can I invoke spousal privilage. If so how do I do it. DO I need a lawyer?