What is a “notice of return of bill of indictment?

I have already been to court for same charges and it was dismissed.

Asked on January 25, 2013 under Criminal Law, North Carolina

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A "notice of return of a bill of indictment" means that the grand jury in the county and state where you reside has indicted you a second time after the prior charge or charges were dismissed by the district attorney's office. As such, you are facing criminal charges again which are identical to what were dismissed. As such, you should immediately consult with a criminal defense attorney as to this unfortunate event.


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