Was nolle prosequi or discontinuance entered?

Was a nolle prosequi entered? “Entering a nolle prosequi” or, as it is now called, a discontinuance, is how the Prosecutors tell the Courts that they have decided to not prosecute your case further.

There is a particular document called a “nolle prosequi” that is filed in the County or Supreme Court to indicate the case is no longer going to proceed.

The entering of a nolle prosequi does not mean that the case against you can never be restarted. It is not like a jury verdict of not guilty which is the final determination of a case. It is though, incredibly, unusual for a person who has had a discontinuance entered against them to face those charges again (and we have never had it happen at our firm).

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