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Experience:  Admitted to NYS Criminal defense bar in 1989. Extensive arraignment, hearing, trial experience.
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I'm researching an article on a defendant in a Pennsylvania.

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Customer: Hi there. I'm researching an article on a defendant in a Pennsylvania. The court docket lists the status as Inactive and was just filed late last week. What does this mean?
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Customer: District Court. Assorted drug offenses. No arrest date given however there us an offense date given last fall.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 1 year ago.


If a case is inactive, it is not on the court calendar. Whether that's because it is too new, because the defendant has warranted, or because the DA has dismissed the charges I could not possibly say. But you could call the clerk of the court and ask when the matter will be on the calendar. If the case has been dropped, he or she should tell you.