Division of Criminal Justice Services

Judicial Processing - Processing A Case - Conditions Under Which a Court Case Number Can Be Changed

1. Court Case Numbers should remain the same throughout the course of a case within a court. A court may change a case number in the following circumstances:

a. Superseding indictments or information (in some cases both can remain standing)

b. Appellate overturns resulting in new Grand Jury action

c. Resubmission after dismissal with leave to re-present or re-file

d. Violation of probation transfers to other jurisdictions

e. Grand jury or judge directs the filing of a Prosecutor's Information in local court after the local court held the case for grand jury


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