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Nolle prosequi

“Nolle prosequi” is a Latin legal term that means “to be unwilling to pursue.” It is a declaration made by a prosecutor in a criminal case stating that they do not wish to continue prosecuting the charges against a defendant. When a prosecutor files a nolle prosequi, it typically results in the charges being dropped, and the case is no longer pursued in court. This can happen for various reasons, such as a lack of evidence, a change in circumstances, or a decision to prioritize other cases. In essence, it ends the prosecution’s involvement in the case, and the defendant is usually released or acquitted.

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