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I'm pleased to share the following information with you. Here's how this works. I'll use homicide just for a common example. Say a person is arrest for first degree murder. However, later the prosecution amends to the lesser offense of second degree murder. The defendant will be prosecuted for second degree murder. Likewise, if convicted, it will be for second degree murder. However, as to the actual arrest, that stays the same. In other words, it would be accurate to say: "John Doe was arrested on a charge of first degree murder and later prosecuted for second degree murder".
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