Many people don’t realize, beyond your standard defense of cases, in certain non-traffic related misdemeanor and related violation of probation cases with no activity for five calendar years can be dismissed in Palm Beach County.

Under Palm Beach County Administrative Order 4/605-9/08, old cases may be dismissed if they are inactive for 5 years. In the event the case is a DUI if it is inactive for eight years it may be eligible for a dismissal. This rule is similar to the Failure to Prosecute rule in civil cases (which typically sets forth a 6 month or 1 year inactivity deadline).

If you have a case outstanding for several years, contact us to see if it may qualify under this administrative order and have your case dismissed!

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