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ADDED (AMENDED) CHARGE

Data Element: ADDED (AMENDED) CHARGE
Definition: A representation of a law which specifies a charge added to modify a court case.
Standard of Verification: Court case file folder.
Data Type: AN
Field Size: 22
Field Format: 22-character coding structure:
Law Title 3AN
Article & Section 9AN
Subsection 6AN
Statutory Class 1AN
Category 1AN
Degree 1N
Attempt Indicator 1AN
Originating Teams: Courts
User Teams: Courts and Law Enforcement
Tables / Codes: DCJS Charge Code Table. Available upon request from DCJS. Refer to Appendix A for a description of the 22-character Charge Code Format.
For Attempt Indicator:
A - Attempted
C - Completed
Comments: The added charge may reflect a reduced or upgraded charge.
Statutory Class and Category should always be reported as though the offense were a completed act. For attempts, the Attempt Indicator should be reported as "A." For completed acts, the Attempt Indicator should be reported as "C."
The INCIDENT/OCCURRENCE DATE (LAW ENFORCEMENT) should be referenced to determine whether the charge was in effect on the date of the crime.
The 22-character charge code format has been defined for all new systems and system modifications. This format expands the Article and Section field from 5 characters to 9 characters and the Subsection field from 2 characters to 6 characters to accommodate Non-State and Non-Penal laws. DCJS plans to convert its automated systems to the 22-character format. However, DCJS has agreed to support both the 14-character charge code (see below) and the 22-character charge code pending adoption of the new format by local agencies.
14-character coding structure:
Law Title - 3AN
Article & Section - 5AN
Subsection - 2AN
Statutory Class - 1AN
Category - 1AN
Attempt Indicator - 1AN
Degree - 1N
Refer to Appendix A for a description of the 14-character Charge Code Format.
Page Info: DATE STANDARD ESTABLISHED: 2/90
DATE STANDARD REVISED: 2/91
DATE STANDARD REVISED: 9/97
DATE STANDARD REVISED: 8/99