There has been an investigation going on for about a month now. As of beginning of September, the DA still had no information. This past Friday, now a case is listed on CCAP as a filed only case. Does this mean the DA still has to review the case? The offender has not heard anything from anyone about a new case, new charges, or court dates.
Criminal Defense Attorney
It means that an initial appearance has not occurred yet, but a criminal complaint has been filed.
It means the DA has reviewed the case and decided to issue charges by filing a criminal complaint. As the previous answer indicated, no appearance in court has taken place. The first appearance in court by a defendant in a criminal case is called the initial appearance, where the defendant is given a copy of the criminal complaint, informed of the charge(s) he faces and the maximum penalties for that/those charge(s), and the issue of bail is addressed. After the initial appearance, the entry on CCAP will change.