Can I drop the charges against the offender?

No. It’s important to understand that it is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that has brought the charges against the offender. You do, however, have the right to speak to the Assistant District Attorney assigned to your case regarding disposition. However, the decision whether to pursue charges or not belongs solely to the District Attorney.

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1. What is a subpoena?
2. What is a “stand-by” notice?
3. Do I need to be present in court?
4. What is the purpose of bail?
5. Do I need an attorney?
6. Can I drop the charges against the offender?
7. What if I move or change my phone number before the trial?
8. What if the defendant or his family contacts me?
9. When will I get my restitution?
10. Where do I park?
11. What if I have a complaint about the way a criminal case was handled or think my rights have been violated?
12. How do I find out if the Courthouse is open when the weather is bad?