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If your case has been nolle prossed can law enforcement still come to your house looking to arrest

Fort Myers, FL |
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Yes. A nolle prosse ends one case, but if law enforcement comes up
with new evidence they can come back to arrest

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Yes law enforcement can actually come back and arrest you on the same charges even if the case was nolle prossed as long as the statue of limitations has not run out. Additionally, they can come arrest you on different charges if the evidence supports it. You need to discuss this situation with an attorney as soon as possible.


They can come back if the state decides to refile charges or if the state is arresting you for some other charges.


Yes, the police can arrest you on the same charges, even if nolle prossed. The State Attorney will normally dismiss (no file) charges if they do not feel that they have enough evidence to support the charge. However, they will drop the charge "without prejudice" to leave open the possibility of re-filing the charges in the future (within the SOL) in the event that new evidence surfaces. answers provided solely for informational purposes. Answers are not legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. If you are seeking legal advice, contact a competent attorney in your local jurisdiction. Learn more about my practice at

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