Q: In RI what does 48a dismissal filed mean?
A: It means that the charge lodged against the defendant has been dismissed. "48a" is a reference to the Rule of Criminal Procedure that deals with dismissal of charges. Hope this answer is helpful to you.
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A: It means the case is dismissed pursuant to rule 48(a) of the RI Rules of Criminal Procedure. The prosecutor has exercised their discretion to dismiss the case. If it was a 48(b) that would mean that the judge had dismissed the case. For a comprehensive review of all of our criminal court rules, see: https://www.courts.ri.gov/efiling/PDF/SuperiorCourtRules-CriminalProcedure.pdf
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