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The victim of an assault/battery has chosen to not press charges in favor of acquiring a satisfactory restraining order. The victim fails to receive / extend a satisfactory restraining order, is he able to then press assault charges?

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tom1945 said...

The victim of an assault/battery has chosen to not press charges in favor of acquiring a satisfactory restraining order.

The question is somewhat flawed; victims don't get to choose whether or not to "press charges." Victims typically file a report with the police who then investigate and forward the matter to the district attorney. The DA then decides whether or not to file charges against a suspect.

tom1945 said...

The victim fails to receive / extend a satisfactory restraining order, is he able to then press assault charges?

I'm not sure exactly what took place here, but the victim ought to report what happened to local law enforcement and/or the prosecutor at any rate.

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