Can you be charged with more than what is says on your arrest papers.
State/Country relating to question: Kentucky
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Hello,Thank you for using JA. Yes, the prosecutor is legally able to add, drop or amend any criminal charges at any time depending on what the results of any investigation or evidence contain. For example, a person may be arrested for DUI, and then a later search of the vehicle results in drugs being found. Then the charges are amended to add the new charge in addition to the DUI..As a practical matter though, prosecutors typically overcharge initially and then reduce charges later..
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