I complained to the police that my husband was violent. Charges have now been brought against him. I want to take back my complaint. Can I do so ?By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 09 May, 2022
Yes, however, after you complained, and the matter is handed over to the police to investigate, and charges have been brought, it is no longer in your hands, but in those of the state prosecutor . You can make a written request to the latter not to press the matter, or even turn to the Attorney General. In short, you are entitled to try and prevent your original complaint being translated into action against your husband, but there is no guarantee that this will succeed. The state is the prosecutor in a criminal action, and there is no guarantee that your mercy will help, with much depending on the severity of the complaint and charge.