Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri

Q: can the prosecutor nolle prosequi a case with no reason and reissue when they want

case was nolle prosequi the case was wiped out the system then they was reissued no clear reason why they was dropped are reissued can they do this with no answer on when where and how this case was done this way they have a new case number and all on the case if you go into the lawyer database you can't pull the case up do they have to have a reason behind this

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Yes, the Prosecutor can nolle (dismiss) a case and re-file new charges later and they don't have to explain why they nolle'd it.

Ronald J. Eisenberg agrees with this answer

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.