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nolle pros

or nol pros (nŏl′ prŏs′)
tr.v. nolle prossed, nolle pros·sing, nolle pros·ses or nol prossed or nol pros·sing or nol pros·ses Law
To drop (charges) against the accused by entering a nolle prosequi in court: The prosecutor nolle prossed the charges.

[Short for nolle prosequi.]
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Verb1.nolle pros - drop prosecution of by entering a nolle prosequi in the court records; "They nolle prossed the charge"
knock off, drop - stop pursuing or acting; "drop a lawsuit"; "knock it off!"
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The agreement in return was that the Commonwealth nolle prossed the habitual offender charge, thereby eliminating the possibility of a life sentence if that charge had gone to trial.
Sieber, 29, of 18 Whitmarsh Ave., Worcester, charged with assault and battery, nolle prossed. A nolle pros, or nolle prosequi, is a court filing reflecting a prosecutor's decision not to proceed with a criminal case after charges have been brought.
The case was nolle prossed after she finished meeting terms of the agreement in April 2006.
Nearly all of the prior raids failed to result in meaningful prosecutions, with most of these cases being stetted or nolle prossed. Those that authorities pursued resulted in a fine and probation before judgment.
Fifty-six arrestees were acquitted or had charges against them dismissed or nolle prossed, 24 have cases that remain pending or their dispositions are unknown at present, 16 have been committed to psychiatric institutions, and 10 died in custody before a final disposition was determined.
Arrington, 30, of 340 Harding St., Worcester, charged with possession of cocaine, sentenced to 60 days in the House of Correction; assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot) and assault and battery, nolle prossed. A nol pros or nolle prosequi is a court filing reflecting a prosecutor's decision not to proceed with a criminal case after charges have been brought.
I nolle prossed and I apologized to her and her family on the record.