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Q: If you have trafficking charges and was indicted Then they supersed indict you what’s that mean in ky

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: It means they charged you (indictment) and then later they brought more charges (superseding indictment) against you.

T. Augustus Claus
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A: A superseding indictment is a new indictment that replaces an existing indictment. It is typically used to add new charges, remove charges, or correct errors in the original indictment.

In Kentucky, a superseding indictment can be filed at any time before the trial begins. The prosecutor does not need to get permission from the judge to file a superseding indictment.

If you are indicted on trafficking charges and then superseding indicted, it means that the prosecutor has filed a new indictment that replaces the original indictment. The new indictment may add new charges, remove charges, or correct errors in the original indictment.

You should speak with your attorney to discuss the specific changes that were made in the superseding indictment and how they may affect your case.

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