After the Court sets bail (either cash bail, personal recognizance, or conditions), it is the defendant who can file a motion to amend bail. The victim cannot request a change in bail on his or her own, and even though the prosecution considers the wishes of the victim, it is not controlled by him or her.
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Victims in domestic violence cases cannot simply "drop the charges." It's the same reason that if a person wants to "press charges," it is not up to them. Prosecutors are the only entities who have the authority to brings charges and dismisses charges.
That said, if you are the complaining party, we want to receive your input on and feelings about how you want us to proceed through this process. Your input could be valuable to the final outcome of the case.
A subpoena is not an invitation to the Court. In fact, it is an order to be in Court. If one does not abide by a subpoena, the Court could issue a warrant for that person’s arrest. Though that is a tactic very rarely used, it is possible and, therefore, a person needs to aware of the potential consequences of ignoring a subpoena.