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Q: So a friend of min was arrested for 13-3407A1 & 4-251A2. He was released. It was vacated and can be refiled. Meaning?

Confused what it all means. Because no there is no court date? Wondering why?

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K. Bryan Goodman
K. Bryan Goodman
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: For whatever reason the Prosecutor's office decided not to move forward with the case at this time. It could be for a bunch of different reasons such as not having the officer available, a paperwork error, a Grand Jury Indictment is expected, etc. Unfortunately, it is difficult to know and find out without the assistance of an attorney to contact the prosecutor's office. The State has 7 years to file charges for a felony so they can refile anytime in the next 7 years. Be sure to tell your friend to keep their address up to date to avoid missing a mailed summons for a court date and a warrant. Your friend should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Most attorneys on this site will offer a free initial consultation. Have your friend set one up. Best of luck!

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