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Q: If a case was dismissed either with or without prejudice in criminal court, can the defendant still be pursued in civil?

The defendant was given 30 hrs of independent community service and 2 months of no contact with myself the plaintiff. I was told the case was dismissed, however I don’t know if it was with or without prejudice. I am now suing the defendant in civil court and want to make sure I can go forward with this even though the case was dismissed in criminal court?

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James G. Dimeas
James G. Dimeas
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  • Schaumburg, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Just because a criminal case was dismissed in criminal Court does not mean that you cannot pursue legal action in a civil Court. So you should have no problem going forward with a civil lawsuit.

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