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What if I want to drop the charge?
First of all, please be aware of the fact that you are a witness for the prosecution. Even though you are the person who suffered as a result of the crime, the case is “State of Ohio or City of Lima vs (Name of Defendant).” The prosecutor is responsible for making decisions about all cases.

The City Prosecutor's office does not dismiss charges solely upon your request. This doesn’t mean that they do not need your input, but it does mean that either the prosecutor or the judge will make the final decision about the case

Questions about Subpoena

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1. I received a subpoena and I can not make the upcoming court date, what do I do?
2. What happens if I do not come to court?
3. I received my subpoena after the court date, what do I do?
4. Do I need to bring anything with me to Court?
5. What if I want to drop the charge?