Restitution is an often misunderstood issue in criminal cases. Many defendants easily understand the concept of being ordered to, for example, pay direct restitution to a homeowner for a broken... more
In all the US states, you need to write a notice of dismissal to stop a proceeding. The party who filed the petition will have to file the notice to dismiss the case. In the notice, you must mention... more
Every case is different and unique. However, the vast majority of DWI cases that result in dismissal have at least one of the following issues. A good lawyer will always look to see if a new client'... more
On September 9, 2012, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed bill A3598 which will dramatically affect sentencing for municipal court offenses. In sum, this new law establishes a conditional... more
Very few cases are actually just thrown out, the best and most efficient means to get a case dismissed is to demonstrate weaknesses to the State Attorneys Office concerning the strength of their... more
The short answer is no, only the prosecution can charge people or dismiss cases. Once the police get involved, the situation is out of your control.
That said, it frequently happens that in the heat... more