What does case Status inactive mean in Pennsylvania?
Following your arrest, the next step in the criminal process is the arraignment. California Penal Code section 825 requires that a defendant being held in custody for a misdemeanor or a felony must be brought before a judge “without unnecessary delay” and within 48 hours of his or her arrest, excluding Sundays and …
In civil court, one person sues (files a case) against another person because of a dispute or problem between them. If someone loses a case in civil court, that person may be ordered to pay money to the other side or return property, but that person does not go to jail just for losing the case.
Formal Arraignments can be canceled for various reasons, such as the paperwork may not be complete in time. Often FA dates are automatically assigned, such as every case with a preliminary hearing today will have FA on X date, and…
In felony cases, after the arraignment, if the case does not settle or get dismissed the judge holds a preliminary hearing. At this hearing, the judge will decide if there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to make the defendant have to appear for a trial.
A deposition provides a unique opportunity for an attorney to learn the scope of a party’s or witness’s knowledge or anticipated testimony in advance of a trial which can reduce the amount of time spent in the courtroom.
Depositions rarely get permanently canceled. They usually get canceled because something tragic happened or because a case was settled out of court before your deposition. What’s more likely to happen is that it will be postponed and rescheduled. It’s important to remember that life goes on for everyone involved.
For the purposes of this report, an inactive case is a case in which NO JUDGMENT HAS YET BEEN ENTERED BUT THE DEFENDANT IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR ADJUDICATION AND THE COURT CANNOT TAKE FURTHER ACTION.
If a warrant is issued for failure to appear to court, it is likely a bench warrant. Bench warrants never expire, and there is no statute of limitations. Therefore, an inactive case can stay inactive forever if a bench warrant was issued.
Proceeding. A lawsuit; all or some part of a cause heard and determined by a court, an Administrative Agency, or other judicial authority.
It simply means that the Commonwealth has met the relatively low burden that it must meet and that the case may proceed to the Court of Common Pleas. If you are held for court, the next step in the process is arraignment.
Acquitted: means you have been found not guilty by a court of law in a criminal trial. Dismissed: means the court or prosecutor has decided the charge against you should not go forward, terminating the case. No charges filed/Charges dropped: means the prosecutor has declined to pursue the case.
It means that there is nothing going on. It might have been placed on an administrative hold or something like that. It may be that the perpetrator is in a diversion program and, if he successfully completes it, the case will be closed…