posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 12:01 PM
Originally posted by Dustytoad
So again, can you deny charges even when some crazy bodily harm happens to you? I feel like this may have happened with Tupac a few times, but I don't
know if it's legal, or the norm..
edit on 1/25/2013 by Dustytoad because: (no reason given)
Dusty in state of Fl if you get shot, and wish to not press charges for attempt murder, or agg. Battery (whatever the circumstances are at the time)
then the state attny will not pursue charges without a victim (the person who got shot)., unless that victim is one of domestic violence.
Now, if it's not a domestic violence case, and the victim who is shot declines prosecution, the State can still pursue other related charges (with the
city or State now being the victim) on the shooter depending on what state laws or city ordinances were violated. Such as:
Discharge firearm within city limits.
Wreckless endangerment. (other people around could have been shot)
Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. (if the shooter is a felon)
..and so on...
Back on topic, I don't have enough detail on the OP incident to offer anything better than what I've already speculated. btw try not to hate all cops,
judge them on a per individual bases, human nature fueled by the media will tend to make people lump another group of people into a single
prejudgement. Having been homeless I know you can relate.
I, however, have dedicated my entire life, and still do, to help the homeless.
edit on 25-1-2013 by Lonewulph because: (no reason