Legal Question in Criminal Law in California

amend complaint

After defendant in a criminal matther has entered a plea of not guilty can the prosecutor amend the complaint.

Asked on 3/05/09, 4:45 am

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Jacek W. Lentz Law Offices of Jacek W. Lentz
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Re: amend complaint

Generally speaking, yes. Complaint can be amended any time except in a felony matter after Preliminary Hearing where any additional charges would not be supported by the evidence in the Preliminary Hearing transcript.

Hope this helps,

Jacek W. Lentz, Esq.


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Answered on 3/05/09, 1:14 pm

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