Boston, MA asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Rhode Island

Q: Can someone have 2 NCO’s against the same person in the same state? This is in RI.

Can one individual have 2 NCO’s against the same individual in Rhode Island??

1 Lawyer Answer

Thomas Briody

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Providence, RI
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: If you have not been charged by information or indictment in the superior court within six months of your first appearance in district court, your attorney can move to have the district court complaint dismissed. But that does not mean your case is over. The Attorney General can still file an information or obtain an indictment after the complaint is dismissed. That's the reality. The only limit on bringing back the charges would be the statute of limitations, which is typically several years at a minimum. I suggest that you speak to your lawyer about the case and where it may go from here. Good luck.

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