nolle pros


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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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A trial was due to go ahead on Monday at Miami-Dade County Court but the court's online system has recorded "nolle pros" next to the charges and the case will not proceed.
New statutes in most states required judicial approval of prosecutors' nolle pros requests.
(118) The same standards apply to decisions to nolle pros charges, even though English law continues to adhere to the common law rule that prosecutors control the power of nolle prosequi, (119) Courts justify this form of review on the premise that "a decision not to prosecute, especially in circumstances where it is believed or asserted that the decision is or may be erroneous, can affect public confidence in the integrity and competence of the criminal justice system." (120) For this reason, decisions not to charge in incidents that involve deaths in state custody get closer scrutiny to guard against prosecutors' favoritism toward other law enforcement officials.