nolle prosequi

What is the legal definition of nolle prosequi?

July 10, 2010
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When a criminal case is dismissed in an Illinois court of law, the result can be somewhat disappointing for the defendant. The reason is, there is hardly ever a court document using the term “case dismissed.” The dismissal of criminal charges takes place by way of a motion from the prosecution called, “nolle prosequi.” A […]

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New 2010 expungement law in Illinois changes eligibility and waiting periods

June 5, 2010
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State lawmakers changed the law for the expungement process in Illinois significantly in 2010. The new changes impact the eligibility of thousands of persons who have either a conviction or supervision in their background. Under the new law, the process is generally the same. The person seeking to expunge or seal a court record of […]

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