Nolle prosequi is entered.

August 18th 2022
Leaving the Scene of Property

Client was a hard-working business owner who was charged with leaving the scene of property damage. According to witnesses and a police officer, client was driving when his tie rod on his car snapped. The result was he was unable to control his steering which resulted in him striking a motorized road sign. Client quickly and safely proceeded to safety at which time a police officer made observations and eventually determined that there was probable cause for a criminal violation and sent him a summons to appear in court. This was a strong case for the client, but we wanted to get it resolved with a goal of dismissal and done so as easy as possible. Client was particularly patient and understanding. Two factors that complicate this otherwise strong case was 1) client was not a citizen and a conviction would be a crime of “moral turpitude and 2) he had actually plead guilty to this charge many years ago. Nonetheless, after meeting with the district attorney and providing them a legal breakdown of the charge, contacting the insurance companies and a few court dates later, an agreement was made to simply remove or withdraw the entire prosecution. Case Over.
RESULT: Nolle prosequi is entered. Nolle Prosequi is a Latin phrase, which directly translates to “not to wish to prosecute.” Nolle prosequi is a legal notice or entry of record that the prosecutor has decided to abandon the prosecution.