Criminal Law
Statutes of Limitations
Court Procedure

If a criminal case was dismissed can that case be open at a later date?

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04/30/2010

no

Another View: Yes, it could be, depending on HOW the case was dismissed. If the judge dismissed the case WITH prejudice it cannot be re-opened. If it was dismissed WITHOUT prejudice it can be.

However, if a criminal case is dismissed without prejudice it may not be re-opened IF the applicable statute of limitations for that crime in that situation has lapsed.