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Q: What does nolle prosequi mean?
Faraji A. Rosenthall
Faraji A. Rosenthall answered on Sep 8, 2020

Nolle prosequi is a motion by the prosecutor indicating that the government is not going forward with a charge. It has the same impact as a dismissal. It is typically a dismissal without prejudice, so at least theoretically, the government may be able to reinstate the charges at a later date.

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Q: Hello, If charged with petit larceny 3rd- offense class 6 felony. Is it mandatory that I go to jail?

I have not been i trouble since 2015

Faraji A. Rosenthall
Faraji A. Rosenthall answered on Aug 22, 2020

No, petit larceny as a third offense is a class 6 Felony. There is no mandatory jail time. However, that doesn't mean that a punishment involving jail time isn't possible, or even likely, it simple means it isn't required. If you are found guilty a judge can give 0 days in jail up to... Read more »

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