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Dropping assault charges

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TaylorTen View Drop Down
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    Posted: 08/August/2017 at 18:41
Hi! 2 months ago I pressed assault charges in Sydney to a guy who has been stalking me and my husband for a while, he grabbed me inappropriately in a park then same day he left the country, he's got heaps of money and went to Mexico (my hometown as well) there is an on going police investigation here but I found out that he is currently locked up in rehab and won't come back, but the problem is that he left a trail of problems for back here and I was really angry and I sent my family over to his house to find out about him and to tell them he should face the authority here and with that I only made his mum sick and now she is in hospital and his family is pissed and they have threatened my family so I want to drop charges because obviously the Australian police is not in Mexico to protect my family, and I don't trust the Mexican police at all. Can I drop the charges?

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  Quote citizen-joe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/August/2017 at 01:33
You made a complaint to the police, you and your family should then stay out of it and leave them to do their job.

However as he has left the country and unless this was a very serious assault, the chances are that nothing will happen unless he returns to this country.

You've been watching too many movies, in this country you do not "press charges" you make a complaint and the police make a decision on any arrest or charge.

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  Quote TaylorTen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/August/2017 at 08:22
In first place, its a bit too late to tell me to stay out of it, obviously we made a mistake but doesn't mean I can't be worried about my family. Secondly, excuse me for not knowing the right term, i have never been involved in any problems with the police so I have no idea it was "a complaint" and not pressing charges, your comment about that was irrelevant anyway, not the point, but thanks for your input.

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