Q: magistrate case file is destroyed (transcript) before district court case has started can district case be dismissed
A: You need to ask your criminal defense attorney. If the case was indicted by grand jury, in all likelihood the destruction of the electronic file in magistrate court is harmless. If there was a preliminary hearing, there is a good chance they will have to do another one if the recording of the first prelim was destroyed. It is unlikely the case will go away.
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