A Misdemeanor Compromise is a method to get a case dismissed. It is an out of court agreement between a defendant and an alleged victim in certain types of misdemeanor cases. Upon filing of the affidavit, the Court dismisses the case. Most cases with a victim can be settled in this manner. However, a prosecutor must approve of all Misdemeanor Compromises in the following cases: Domestic Violence, Biting Animal, Disorderly Conduct, Assault and any cases involving weapons. One important caution is if the victim has asserted his or her victim's right then they may not be contacted directly by the defendant or his attorney without first notifying the attorney for the State. A victim of a crime always has the right to refuse to sign a misdemeanor compromise. Sherick & Bleier can assist you in obtaining a misdemeanor compromise if it is appropriate in your case. Please contact Sherick & Bleier if you have a pending misdemeanor case.