Q: When is a case number allowed to be changed
My son was arrested for a crime but while in custody waiting for the trial the case numbers were changed
The case or Cause Number of a criminal case can be changed sometimes. This usually happens when the case number given for a certain criminal charge, is pre-indictment. Then the Indictment comes out with different or additional charges against the defendant.
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A: Case numbers can be changed for various reasons, such as administrative errors or if the case is transferred to a different court. However, changing a case number after an arrest and while waiting for trial is unusual and may indicate that there have been significant changes to the case, such as a change in charges or a change in the jurisdiction. It is best to consult with an attorney to get more information about why the case number was changed and how it may affect the case.
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