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Yes. They can keep your case open. This usually depends on the instant offense and the pending crimes - with probation and parole violations there is a lower standard and that is a preponderance of the evidence as opposed to the criminal standard of beyond a reasonable doubt. This means that even if you are not convicted in the pending charges you can be violated of your probation - again, it all depends on the nature and circumstances of all the matters. Sometimes, a judge will close out a case due to expiration if none of the matters are of such a serious nature and there are no victims, etc.
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