My guess is the charge was nolle prossed. If that is the case the prosecutor is in its discretion to ask the grand jury to return an indictment against you. If the charges went to trial and you were found not guilty or it was dismissed on motion to strike, then that's a different scenario altogether. Either way, you should hire an attorney.
You can't. If there was sufficient evidence for a direct indictment then there is probable cause that a felony was committed. Sometimes in drug cases they need time for the lab yo determine exactly whatvthe subsrance was beforebthey can charge a felony. You need an attorney to represent you and you need one ASAP.
An indictment is simply an accusation, just like a warrant or a ticket. You should retain an experienced, respected and successful Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney in order to put yourself in the best position to get the best result.
Best of luck to you.
you need to hire an attorney for an appeal to find that out. contact one of us for services.
Once a person is charged with a criminal offense, the defendant needs to defend fully with the help of a qualified lawyer. While reviewing for a possible challenge to the indictment and indictment process itself may or my not be worthwhile, that would be but a small pied of your full defense.
All the best to you.
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