Usually, new information has been found that could or would change the outcome of the case. Ask the attoney that filed to reopen the case.
I did not have an attorney but the mental health counselor lost his license recently and he finally admitted to the act. Is this sufficient to reopen? His attorney settled out of court prior to him admitting.
As long as the statue of limitations of the offense have not been exceeded.
Case Reopened The Black Dahlia - 1999 TV was released on: USA: 1999
Cold Case Cops 2 Case Reopened - 2004 TV was released on: USA: 16 June 2004
It could be, but it is unlikely.
It depends on the type of case, how it was closed, when it was closed, and if you have a good reason to reopen.
A cold case may be reopened because of a repeating crime with the same style of abuse. It could also be reopened for a family to know what happened to their loved one or any of their belongings.
To make a long story short, it means that your case that was once settled and closed may be reopened and used against you with whatever new charge or new situation you may be going through.
A case can be dismissed at any phase up until there is a verdict or a sentence on a plea has been given.Note: there are two types of dismissals.1. without prejudice - the case can be reopened and prosecution continues2. with prejudice - the case CANNOT be reopened and it's completely done.
I would need more information to answer this question. However, I am guessing in this case, that the INS or USCIS would be able to hold someone until the reopened case has been completed. So they could potentially hold for 180 days, which is only a guideline for dealing with a case.
As often as needed. see link