Recently there have been two major news reports of sex crimes here in North Central Florida. A teacher in Marion County was arrested after disappearing with a student. In addition a Bradford County corrections officer was arrested and could be facing the death penalty.
In the context of criminal domestic battery or domestic violence, a question often asked is whether a victim can drop the charges. The short answer is No. Only a prosecutor has the discretion whether to charge a person with a crime. The victim to a domestic battery can request that the State not press charges, however it is simply a request.