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What does it mean when a charge has been vacated?

Fort Lauderdale, FL |
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What does it mean when you're sent to prison and two weeks later you're released on an emergency EOS? because your charge has been vacated?

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It usually means the charge was dismissed for some reason. Check the court file or ask your attorney.

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Means someone overturned the verdict or Judges ruling and the case has been dismissed. You need to find out if they were dismissed without prejudice which means the state could refile the charged down the road.

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