Not necessarily true.......
87 Devil (Registered; 163)
Posted on: 01-07-2013.
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It is not necessarily easier. It is easy to file, but upon filing, a judge then has to approve it. Once served, it can be contested, and if contested, a judge then can take testimony from both sides and will have to decide whether there is good cause.
For actual criminal charges to be filed, any police officer can file them on a traffic or criminal misdemeanor complaint form. No showing of probable cause to the court need be made. Instead, the officer decides if there is probable cause. The officer's decision can later be overruled by the court by motion of the defendant and if the prosecutor can not demonstrate probable cause at an evidentiary hearing the charges would be dismissed.
In this case, what ever happened, either never got to the point where an officer thought there was probable cause, or... no police officer was ever involved in the matter.
A grand jury indictment is only necessary for felony charges.
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as the saying goes, a prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich on a warm Tuesday afternoon if he/she wants to...
Obsessed (and, nonetheless, dismayed)
Edited by 87 Devil at 1/7/2013 7:08:18 PM
Edited by 87 Devil at 1/7/2013 7:10:34 PM
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