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You are correct, in that, the police can decide to proceed with charging him whether or not you decide to withdraw your statement. What you may do however, is give a statement outlining your concerns to the police and/or the prosecutor that will be presenting the case at court. Your statement would be brought to the court’s attention and may be considered in mitigation and/or the courts decision as to what sentence to impose. They may therefore on the strength of your statement decide to order that he is given the mental health treatment he requires.
I must highlight however that you contacting him whilst he has been ordered not to be in contact with you does not do him any favors. This could be interpreted as if he is ignoring an order to stay away from you. I would encourage you therefore to speak maybe through his family to find out what is happening with him. Avoid direct contact.
if the police does not accept your statement, you may find out through his family members when the matter will be before the court. You may attend that day and ask to speak with the prosecutor involved in the case. At that time you may express your concerns and your desire to give a statement.
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