How do I Know Police Will Press Charges?

Individuals ask how they’re going to know if the State Attorney’s office, or the police, is going to press charges against them. There are several ways you will know if, in fact, charges are going to be placed against you. The first and most obvious way is that you’re arrested and you’re booked into the county facility. Usually, at that point, you’ll either be given a court date when you bond out, or court date in some point in the future, in the mail.

If there’s another situation, where you have an interaction with the police and you’re pretty sure that there are charges coming, they just haven’t happened yet -often times for these particular charges, it will depend on whether or not the charges are felony or misdemeanor. Most counties, in most circumstances, if they decide to go forward with the charges, the State Attorney’s office will send you what’s called a summons to appear at court for an arraignment. That’s your first court date. Most of the time for a misdemeanor, you’ll just get it in the mail. They do have to provide service, meaning they have to serve you with a summons, in order to hold you accountable. It’s their obligation to find you and to have you served at the correct address.

If something happens and you have another interaction with a police officer and you’re pretty sure that charges are going to be filed, but in this case it is a felony charge, most times either the police shortly after will apply for an arrest warrant and come and pick you up at the house, or they will forward all the information from the State Attorney’s office, and the State Attorney’s office, at some point, will issue a warrant for your arrest.

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Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

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Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

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Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

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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

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No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

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Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

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

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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

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Case Dropped

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Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped


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Case Dropped

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Charges dropped

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Charges dropped

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