If charges are being dropped, do I still have to appear at a previously set court date?

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If charges are being dropped, do I still have to appear at a previously set court date?

I was arrested 1 month ago for solicitation of prostitution. I bailed myself out and my court date was set for 3 months from now. Then a few days ago I got a letter from the district attorney’s office stating that it won’t file official charges against me. The bail will be returned to me by court it says. Do I have to show up in court now or since they not filling charges I don’t have to?

Asked on June 19, 2012 under Criminal Law, Nevada

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Kevin Bessant / Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If the DA has sent you a letter saying they will not file charges, I would still appear in court because sometimes the DA will go before the Judge to dismiss the charges and put the reason why on record. It is better to show up then to not show up, and when you do, bring your letter with you to court.


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