Q: if im charged with a felony fraud less then 5, does it get dismissed if the one who filed the charge is dead?
Does the dead man rule apply since it isnt a civil matter or is it not dropped sincr the state picked up the charges
A: Any crime could prosecuted with a dead alleged victim; not just crimes like murder and manslaughter.
The case will continue unless the prosecutor decides to seek a dismissal. That said, it is certainly possible that the prosecutor's interest in the case may decline with the death of the alleged victim or a key witness. Talk to your criminal defense attorney about this issue.
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