What does motion to dismiss warrant mean? 7 Answers as of March 01, 2013

My friend has court tomorrow but the prosecutor has asked for the above. Does that mean no court & all charges are dropped?

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Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
It means that the warrant is recalled but not necessarily the charges.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 3/1/2013
William L. Welch, III Attorney | William L. Welch, III
Not necessarily. An attorney can assist you with evaluating the states case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to plea bargain or go to trial. If you were to be found guilty, then an attorney can assist you with presenting mitigation, allocution, and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. Consider seeking a confidential consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Beware that online posts are not confidential. If somehow the prosecution were to find your post, then it might be used in evidence against you.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 2/26/2013
Timothy J. Thill P.C.
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
Your friend should appear in court tomorrow. It sounds like a warrant has been issued for his arrest, and the prosecutor if moving the court to withdraw and quash that warrant, which is good news for your friend.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 2/26/2013
Edward  D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
Edward D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law | Edward D. Dowling IV
I would need further information to answer such as is it the prosecutor as you said or did you mean the defense attorney ( who is usually the one that would make a motion to dismiss something ) that is making the motion to dismiss the warrant.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/26/2013
Jeff Holmes - Attorney at Law | Jeff Holmes
It is hard to say what exactly the hearing is for. It could be a hearing to quash a warrant, it could be a motion to dismiss the entire case. It may be a motion to dismiss certain charges and address an outstanding warrant. Unfortunately, without being familiar with your friend's case and the procedural background, all any uninvolved attorney can do at this point is speculate. If he has an attorney, his best bet would be to contact him/her.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 2/26/2013
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