== == Well first off Virginia, Michigan, and Pennsylvania are the only Commonwealths in the United States. If you are on bond that just means you don't have to wait in jail for the trail to begin. A preliminary hearing has nothing to do with the Grand Jury. A preliminary hearing is a criminal hearing to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to prosecute an accused person. A grand jury serves or may serve only two distinct functions. First is a screening function where the grand jury evaluates evidence supporting possible charges and returns an indictment, if evidences suffices to it. A grand jury only has to find a preponderance of evidence, not like a traditional jury that has to find beyond a reasonable doubt. The other function of a grand jury is to develop information that is of value in determining whether grounds for a charge exist. Essential the same function except one they return an indictment basically saying there is enough evidence against you to go to trail. An indictment does not mean you will be brought to trail or arrested, that is up to the prosecutor. An indictment means there is a formal written accusation of a crime. So a preliminary hearing is usually just to let you know that you will be going to trail. If the judge revoks your bond or you get arrested again or you appear to be a flight risk you can be "re arrested". But as for now your on bond because you promised to appear back at court for your trail date.
Everyone has a right to ASK to go before the Grand Jury regarding their own case, but the Grand Jury has the final decision on whether they will hear you or not. That is true for everyone, even if you are incarcerated. You must make a written request to appear and give it to the Commonwealth Attorney who presents it to the Grand Jury. WRONG! Kentucky is indeed title "Commonwealth." I'm an attorney in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and I can tell you that if you don't know what you are talking about you probably shouldn't comment on Kentucky law.
Indicted is past tense of the verb to indict, which means to accuse or charge, especially to charge formally of a crime. Example sentences: He was indicted for grand theft auto because he was found in a secluded area with the stolen car. The newspaper article indicted the department head for misuse of funding after discovering that millions had been spent on remodeling his office.
Yes, repeat offenses are common. An arrest for each offense.
A 'formal' charge. You can be indicted for armed robbery or you can be charged with armed robbery.
If you were indicted for a crime, then it wasn't for the charge that was Nolle Prossed. Nolle Prosequi means that prosecution was declined. If they declined to prosecute for the offense then you would never have been indicted - UNLESS - you were indicted by a "Special Grand Jury" who, independent of the prosecutor's office, was investigating a specific area of interest, and found your offense met their criteria.
At least five of the mayors of Atlantic City have been indicted on one corruption charge or another. One of them was Bob Levy who pled guilty to defrauding the Veteran's Administration.
You (or your attorney) would be served with a copy of the Grand Jury's findings (indictment) specifying the charge(s) against you.
No it is usually a step to determine if the evidence is strong enough to charge and go to trial.
A pretrial hearing for a felony charge is the proceeding where the Defense Attorney and the Prosecutor discuss ways of resolving the charge. It is the first hearing to take place in the Circuit Court.
If you've been charged, but never indicted in over a years time, you really ned to contact an attorney for help in getting the charge dismissed.
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my son is being indicted for a felony charge in NH . He was arrested for disorderly conduct , possesion of marijuana and a knife . How much time is he facing ?
Released some rap music, sold drugs, allegedly killed another person, got sentenced on the drug charge, allegedly attempted twice to get drugs into two prisons, got indicted on the murder charge.
The police CHARGE you with a crime when they arrest you. The information on you and the offense gets sent to the Grand Jury which, if they believe the information presented to them, INDICTS you.
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ONCEAdded: Only Once PER individual crime. A multi-offender can be indicted on more than once charge.
It can be changed right up until the trial begins.
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You don't request a hearing before a Grand Jury. As a matter of fact, you don't even attend your own hearing. If you are arrested, your case will automatically be presented to a Grand Jury for them to consider if they will charge you with the crime or not.
Just because you were not indicted does not erase the record of your arrest and subsequent court appearances. In order to do that you would need to look into filing a motion to expunge your record.
If the application asks if you were ever CHARGED, no, you do not. HOWEVER - if the application asks if you were ever ARRESTED, if you were arrested for the alleged offense, you must answer yes.
The court is in charge of such matters. The term "willfulness" relates to the non compliance of the obligated parent to follow the terms of the child support order. The judge who is hearing the case will take all the evidence into consideration and then decide if the person should face a contempt of court charge.
The formal charge comes after a grand jury hears the charges and determines whether or not the person can be indicted for this offense. If they vote in favor of an indictment, that person will stand trial for the crime.
UNLESS you are mistakenly referring to an "arraignment" - no, not necessarily. The 'preliminary hearing' is a meeting of the prosecutor with the complainant, and the police to determine if enough evidence exists to sustain the charge(s) against you.
The same rules do not apply at a legislation hearing and a court of law. Each body has their own rules. In a court of law, the judge is in charge of the court.
It sounds like they aren't done with you. And they may be trying to reinstate a charge or argue against the dropping of a charge. You, or your attorney, should have received a copy of the Show Cause HEaring and it must explain what the subject is.