Can a warrant be dropped for harassing communications after spending weeks with the person who filed the warrant – Georgia criminal law questions and answers


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Can a warrant for my arrest be dropped for harassment?

An ex-girlfriend is a lawyer and had filed a complaint against me with the police for communications harassment, which resulted in a warrant for my arrest. I’ve spent a few weeks with the ex-girlfriend since the warrant was issued. Is there a reason for canceling the arrest warrant?

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A: The decision to drop a warrant for harassing communications usually rests with the prosecutor or judge handling the case. Spending time with the person who made the complaint can be a factor that could potentially influence their decision, but it does not guarantee that the warrant will be automatically dropped.

A: Unfortunately, the above answer is spot on as the state makes all charging decisions. The complainant CAN greatly influence the process and completely frustrate the State’s intentions if he chooses, but the actual decision on the collection rests with him.

An affidavit can be helpful, but be careful. The state is NOT a fan of people changing/clarifying the facts simply because they want convictions. Therefore, it may be in your best interest to seek advice and guidance from a local attorney to ensure you are protected from an aggressive state. They don’t want to be accused of hoaxing or anything like that.

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