This is in the state of Georgia. It was first dead docketed, I then applied for expungement. I have received a nol pros while waiting for the expungement.
Nolle Prosequi is a formal entry on the court record that a prosecutor is not pursuing prosecution of a matter (at least at this time). Like a lot of legal terms it is adapted from a Latin phrase. It roughly translates to unwilling to prosecute. Sometimes this is referred to other ways such as nolle or nol pros. Just because a nolle prosequi has been entered, the prosecution may not necessarily be prohibited to bringing back charges at a later time.
If the case were in Tennessee, you could proceed with an expungement request as soon as a nolle prosequi was entered. But, that would not necessarily prevent the prosecutor from refilling charges. If the case is in Georgia, you should speak with a Georgia criminal defense attorney who regularly works in the county where you were charged with DUI to advise you as to the state law regarding expungement of your case and any local practices regarding the filing and docketing of your request.
If you received a nolle prosequi for DUI then they have chosen not to prosecute you. They could prosecute you later, but it is highly unlikely.
This is not acceptable as binding legal advice. Please feel free to call the Board of Professional Responsibility or your local bar association for a clear and independent answer regarding this question and your local bar rules.
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