Court minutes says ‘No Complaint’ has been filed. Next day it states ‘Case close’ in DV case. What does this mean?

Does this mean the case is dropped?

Asked on December 17, 2018 under Criminal Law, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

It almost certainly means the case has been dropped: while there is no actual legal bar against the prosecutor's office electing to file a complaint in the future, such as if additional information or evidence against you comes to light, barring such a change in circumstances, it is virtually certain that the case is over and done with.

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