My spouse/significant other was charged with domestic battery for pushing/hitting me, but it didn’t really happen that way. Can I drop the charges?
No. In this case, you are an important witness to the crime. The prosecutor is representing the State of Idaho and only the City Attorney’s Office is able to decide whether to drop the charges. If the defendant is telling you to drop the charges, you should tell him/her that you do not have that authority and report the same to the City Attorney’s Office immediately.

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1. When is my next court date?
2. I was served with a subpoena; now what do I do?
3. My case was screened by your office and charges are not being filed. Can you tell me why?
4. My spouse/significant other was charged with domestic battery for pushing/hitting me, but it didn’t really happen that way. Can I drop the charges?
5. How do I remove or modify a No Contact Order that exists between my spouse/significant other and I?
6. I received an Order for Restitution and the defendant is not paying; what do I do?
7. How do I file a claim for damages against the City?
8. Will an attorney from your department represent me?