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From: Melinda Lockwood <>
Subject: Re: [APG] APG Digest, Vol 3, Issue 499
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 13:56:43 -0500
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Nolle prosequi -- An entry made on the record, by which the prosecutor or
plaintiff declares that he will proceed no further.

A nolle prosequi may be entered either in a criminal or a civil case. In
criminal cases, a nolle prosequi may be entered at any time before the
finding of the grand jury, by the attorney general, and generally after a
true bill has been found; in Pennsylvania, in consequence of a statutory
provision, no nolle prosequi can be entered after a bill has been found,
without leave of the court, except in cases of assault and battery,
fornication and bastardy, on agreement between the parties, or in
prosecutions for keeping tippling houses.
Melinda in Missouri, IBSSG

Researching Surnames: Millard, Cross, Lockwood, Quirk, Mussi, Clerici (New
York, New Jersey, England, Ireland, and Italy)

A nolle prosequi may be entered as to one or several defendants. The effect
of a nolle prosequi, when obtained, is to put the defendant without day, but
it does not operate as an acquittal; for he may be afterwards reindicted,
and even upon the same indictment, fresh process may be awarded.

Melinda Lockwood
Executive Staff Assistant
Department of History
106 Read Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

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