Can they charge me with an additional crime? 4 Answers as of August 30, 2010I was charged with driving under the influence but my case was not pursued. My BAC was at a .04. This occurred about 6 months ago. Now there is a reset court date and the DA has filed additional charges. They are now going to charge me with possession of marijuana even though this was not included on my original ticket. Can they add an additional crime like this?
Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
Yes. They just did. They are not limited to the original charge, and can file additional charges, and/or could re-file the original. Now, you get to defend against it as best as possible. If serious about hiring counsel to help you do so, feel free to contact me.
Answer Applies to: California