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I have A pending misdemeanor possession case from 2015,I went to court on two different ocaisions was told some one would get in touch with me about the case.. They did , two years later after I haved moved and went on with my life. My question is is this legal to bring this back up after two years?

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?

Georgia

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Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Criminal Law
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It sounds as though your case may have been placed on the dead docket.

This is where a charge is filed (so that statute of limitations is satisfied and won't apply) but for some reason the prosecutor is not ready or able to proceed with the case. This could be because of a problem with the evidence, or some other unavailable witness, etc.

When the prosectur is ready to proceed with the case again, it can then be taken off the dead docket and placed back on to the active docket.

You constitutional right to a speedy trial still applies though, so your attorney should look into filing a motion to dismiss on these grounds.

I hope that helps!

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