Philadelphia, PA asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Maryland

Q: Will the prosecutor dismiss a case if police report doesn’t match the written report when going to court

Also if you have a clean record never been in any trouble at all will that help your case

2 Lawyer Answers

A: A discrepancy in a report is unlikely to result a dismissal unless there is a material significant difference. A clean prior record is always helpful in discussions with DAs and prosecutors.

Scott Scherr agrees with this answer

Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Towson, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: It really depends on the nature of the discrepancy and whether it is material to the case. Do not assume that the case will be dropped.

The lack of a prior record will help you at sentencing. The judge may give you probation before judgment and/or decide not to send you to jail depending on the facts.

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