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Reasons why a jury would dismiss 3 felony charges

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Reasons why a jury would dismiss 3 felony charges and then indict the same charges and add another charge
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  N Cal Atty replied 5 years ago.
Can you please explain your situation a little more?

Do you mean a Grand Jury?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Yes grand jury. My fiance was arrested on three felony charges then they where dismissed by a grand jury and then reinstated with another charge
Expert:  N Cal Atty replied 5 years ago.
It is not uncommon for a Grand Jury to withdraw an indictment and issue a superseding indictment. If that is not what happened, please let me know.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
What is the difference between the two?
Expert:  N Cal Atty replied 5 years ago.
A superseding indictment is just a new indictment that replaces the prior indictment, and often adds new charges, which sounds like what happened here.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
On his court documents it also says GJ not/ supervending idictment is that the same thing
Expert:  N Cal Atty replied 5 years ago.
I'm not sure what that means. A supervening indictment means the same thing as a superseding indictment. I suggest having a local attorney look at the papers. You can get a free consultation from some of the criminal defense lawyers listed by location at
http://lawyers.findlaw.com/lawyer/practicestate/Criminal-Law/Arizona