My question involves criminal law for the state of: Washington
Hi, Whose responsibility is it to press charges in an assualt case? My son in law was beaten and the police don't want to press charges because he has memory loss and the witnesses were drinking and "unreliable". My son in law sustained a brokent jaw (in two places) and a deep laceration, had to be flown to a major city hospital and will never be able to afford the medical bills (he does have insurance but that won't cover it all). We've been trying to get an answer from an attorney but so far haven't heard anything concrete.