glossary

withdrawn

A charge is withdrawn when the Crown decides that the case either can’t be proven or there are some public interest reasons why the case should not proceed. Once a case is withdrawn, it is very hard to bring it back to court, though it can happen in exceptional cases.

If your charges are withdrawn:

  • you will have no more court appearances for the charges
  • you will not be found guilty of the charges
  • you are free to go unconditionally
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