You cannot 'Drop Charges', the phrase has no meaning.
It is the decision of the Police and then CPS as to whether a person will be charged. Whilst your wishes will be considered, they are not controlling the direction of the case.
You can do one of four things
1) Say that you were lying in your original statement, and be prosecuted yourself for those lies.
2) Provide a 'Victim Personal Statement', stating that you no longer wish for further action to be taken.
3) Wait for your call to court and state in open court your views
4) Let the case take it's course
It's worth saying, you can be compelled to attend Court and your boyfriend is full of (insert choice word here).
The cycle of Domestic Violence begins with the assault, then an apology, followed by a period of remorse and trying to make up for the act. Another assault will then occur, followed by the same remorse and usual apologies again. The time period between acts of violence decreases and the level of violence increases.
Before you know it, you're being strangled, cut and burnt by this boy-'friend' and thinking it is normal.
It is not.
Get rid of him, pursue the case and get on with your life.
12+ Years Police Sergeant, Domestic Abuse specialist, Case Reviewer
· 1 decade ago