Tampa, FL asked in Uncategorized for Florida

Q: How can I change charges against me and then go back to the original charge okay

She was originally arrested and bonded out on two pill charges one methamphetamine charge and one paraphernalia charge. Then when it was filed with the clerk of courts it was filed as three pill charges one paraphernalia charge no meth charge. And now they dropped two pill charges and the paraphernalia charge so she is going to court on one pill charge. But since then they've also filed for the methamphetamine on August 9th but have not officially charged her with it yet or there's no court date or any information to be found on it other than that it was filed. So basically how are they allowed to bounce back and forth with the charges? Are they going to charge her with the meth charge and how long do they have to charge her with the meth charge after filing it on aug 9

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Michael  Mayoral
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Michael Mayoral
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  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: A prosecutor can change charges a number of different times, however, the state only has 175 days after an arrest to file charges, and that is found in Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.191.

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