Chicago, IL asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Virginia

Q: My child's father was being charged with poss. of scheduled substance with a gun and was made Nolle Prosequi

Why would he get this charge dismissed?

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2 Lawyer Answers
Ali John Amirshahi
Ali John Amirshahi

A: It could be a number of reasons.

Perhaps the evidence was insufficient.

Or they reached an agreement where he would plead to another charge and have this charge nolle prossed.

Susan Fremit
Susan Fremit
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Spotsylvania , VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: It may also be that the lab report had not been sent from the Department of Forensic sciences so the prosecution could not proceed. The charge can later be direct indicted.

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