Can the prosecution upgrade charges at anytime during the criminal process?

Asked over 1 year ago - Midlothian, VA

if a victim losses his limb in a shooting and the prosecution has knowledge of this fact how can one fight the prosecution upgrading a charge if the defendant case has been to the grand jury and been indicted on lesser charges

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  1. Rixon Charles Rafter III

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Yes the prosecutor can upgrade the charges.

    READ THIS BEFORE CALLING OR EMAILING ME: I am licensed to practice before the state and federal courts in Virginia.... more
  2. Robert Laurens Driessen

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Yes the prosecutor can amend the charges to add counts or increase current charges.
    Robert Driessen

    Mr. Driessen is a former Deputy DA in Orange County with over 8 years of criminal law experience. Nothing stated... more

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