If the judge dismisses felony charges at the conclusion of the preliminary hearing, the District Attorney can file the charges one more time and attempt to convince another judge there is enough evidence to have you stand trial. If the judge dismisses misdemeanor charges then they normally cannot be refilled by the district attorney at a later date. However, there are some exceptions to these rules. It is best to seek expert legal advice if you find yourself in this situation.
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Mr. Wallin founded Wallin & Klarich in 1981. As the senior partner of Wallin & Klarich, Mr. Wallin has been successfully representing clients for more than 30 years. Clients come to him for help in matters involving assault and battery, drug crimes, juvenile crimes, theft, manslaughter, sex offenses, murder, violent crimes, misdemeanors and felonies. Mr. Wallin also helps clients with family law matters such as divorce and child custody.
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