Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
The charges are not yours to drop. That is up to the prosecutor and they may threaten you with making a false report, perjury, or ask for a material witness order and have you brought before the court in custody. You should retain an attorney to handle the matter and retain one for your boyfriend. You should also consider the consequences before you say anything different to the police or prosecutor than you said in any supporting deposition if you singed one at he time he was arrested. If you did not sign a supporting deposition and now refuse to sign one it will make it more difficult for the prosecutor to convert the complaint to an information in order to proceed. Without the formal information the defendant can be released from jail by motion of his attorney. This is why both of you need separate lawyers to protect your rights.
Answer Applies to: New York