Basically, what a "No Bill" means is that the prosecutor has decided not to prosecute you for the crime that you've alleged to have committed. Why they have chosen to done so there is no way to know. Basically, when the prosecutor gets your file, he gets it from a police officer. The police officer, after an incident happens, types up a report, gives that to the state attorney's office, and, ultimately, a prosecutor reviews it to determine what, if any, charges should be filed against you. If after reading a police report it's determined by the prosecutor that

  • No charges can be proven
  • That the charge is not likely to be proven

Then prosecutor may file what's called a "No Information Notice", or a No Bill. It's a formal document that's filed with the court file that lets the defendant, the defendant's attorney, the judge, and the clerk know that the prosecutor will not be seeking formal charges against the person. It doesn't mean, however, that charges can't be filed at a later date.

An instance of a "no bill" occurring is a lawyer discussing the case before trial begins with a prosecutor. There are times when a lawyer will put together the defense of the case along testimonies and witnesses and basically tell the prosecutor how the trial is going to develop before it even happens. If the defense seems strong enough, the prosecutor may not even proceed because of the inevitability that the case will more than likely be dropped anyway. Keep in mind that often the difference between a public legal counsel and a private legal counsel, in this case a lawyer that you retain, is workload. If a prosecutor is attempting to handle 100 cases and the private attorney only has 20 cases, the private attorney will probably have more time to put together a strong defense compared to what the prosecution was going to come through with.

If you're in a situation where you're off the hook for a criminal charge, feel free to speak to a lawyer at The Umansky Law Firm to discuss the option to expunge or seal your record.

Recent Criminal
Case Results

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Battery

Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed

Dismissed

Failed to Yield at Intersection

Not Guilty

Leave Scene Of A Crash W/Property Damage (M2)

Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication

Granted

Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped

VOP for DUI

Reduced to reckless driving

Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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$275,000

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$100,000

Car Accident

$300,000

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$100,000

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