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Is there a rule that if the first charge of a complaint is

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Is there a rule that if the first charge of a complaint is dismissed and any subsequent charges would not have been found without the first charge ... can a motion be filed to throw out the subsequent charges??
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 2 years ago.
My name is ***** ***** I am an experienced criminal lawyer.
No. There is not any such rule. The top count of a complaint can get dismissed for any number of reasons, which may or may not have bearings on the other enumerated offenses.
If you give me an example of what you have in mind, I can explain that in more detail.