Re: Before Pretrial---Victim Wants to Drop Charge but Da/Judge Don't-How Best to Proc
What is he charged with(What code section(s))?
And what is this "pre-trial" that is pending? If it is a preliminary hearing, than he was charged with one or more felonies and you might well be asked to testify at that hearing. If it is a readiness conference, then it can still be a misdemeanor and you won't be part of that.
All you can do is talk to the DA and see if they are willing to drop the matter or if your reticence might convince the DA to offer a plea deal.
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