Q: Can you be indicted twice on the same offense?
They served me today and then yesterday served me again for the same charges and added more. So now I have 3 cases open and they all have the same charges with some extra charges or different charges with it?
A: Unless they are actually charging separate incidents, the duplicate charges will get dismissed eventually. Hire a lawyer.
Scott Scherr agrees with this answer
A: Mr. Oakley is correct. If they were separate incidents, then you can be charged for multiple charges. For example, if you are accused of a theft scheme where you stole from several people or stole from one person on several occasions, each theft is a separate crime. If the charges are for the exact same incident, then it will be sorted out and duplicate charges will be dropped. You should retain counsel to represent you. If you cannot afford private counsel, go to the Public Defender.
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