Who can drop charges?

Victims cannot drop charges. Domestic violence charges are brought and presented by the State of Illinois. Only the Prosecutor’s Office or the Judge may drop the charges. Charges are brought not only to protect current victims but also to protect possible future victims.

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1. What happens after someone is arrested for Domestic Violence?
2. Who can drop charges?
3. What happens to a person convicted of Domestic Violence?
4. He/She has been put on probation and is in treatment, but abuse continues, What can I do?
5. All I want to do is keep the offender away from me. How can I do that?
6. Where is court held?
7. What can I do to help my community?