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The decision to drop charges in any criminal prosecution can only be made by a prosecutor with the approval of a judge. Should you so desire, you may express your opinion in a written letter and send it to the attention of the Domestic Violence Division. However, please be aware that the victim's wishes alone do not dictate whether or not a case will be filed or dismissed.
The DA's Office can provide you with the next court date if we have filed charges against the defendant. To obtain this information, call the District Attorney's main line at 707-253-4211 for assistance. Our Victim Services Division may also help obtain this information for you and can be reached by calling 707-299-1414.
The DA's Office cannot pay for your expenses, however, you may be eligible for assistance through the California Victim Compensation Program (Cal VCP) for medical costs, lost income, counseling and other non-reimbursed, crime-related expenses. Contact our Victim Services Division at 707-299-1414 for more information and assistance with filing a Cal VCP application.