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Hi Lauren. I am afraid this is not possible as the case ( although raised by you) is not yours to close. What happens is the police will send the charge to the Crime Prosecution Service (England) or the Procurator Fiscal (Scotland). They will then assess the case and make a decision as to whether to bring a charge/case against you. If they decide to bring a charge against you then you will receive a court date. You will have to appear in court and state if your plea is guilty or not guilty. If your plea is not guilty then a court date will be set for trial hearing. At this hearing the onus is on the prosecution to show that you committed the crime in question. You should instruct a defence solicitor to defend you in court no matter how severe the crime in question. I will provide you with a useful link to find a local solicitor. The burden of proof to prove a crime is very high and is what is called “beyond reasonable doubt”. This means that they onus is on the prosecution to show beyond a doubt that you are guilty of the crime. If they fail to do this then you will not be found guilty. In Scotland, you can also be found “not proven” which is still an acquittal (not guilty verdict). I will provide you with a helpful link which will allow your to find a solicitor near you local area who will be able to assist you with this matter.
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I understand that I was just explaining how the system works. The matter is with the police and the CPS they are the only ones who can drop any charges sadly you do not have power to stop the action against him.
No as you are not bringing any charges the police and the CPS are. However, when approached to give evidence you can state that you are changing your statement on the matter, however untimely, it is up to the CPS or the police to decide if the matter will be dropped or not.
Without knowing his record etc. then it would be impossible for me to say. If someone has a long history of offences then a custodial sentence is possible however, this is certainly not to say that is what would happen. The best thing you can do for him would be to look at instructing a solicitor.
As I said, I would not be able to comment on what will happen I am afraid.
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