Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:16 pm Post subject: "Order for want of prosecution"
I am trying to understand what "order for want of prosecution" means. I have googled, and all I could find was this term prefaced with "dismissal."
I am really hoping this person's case wasn't dismissed, as it was for multiple counts of DUI, drugs, possession, etc. The outcome on Gwinnettcourts.com shows the above term, and it's listed beside all the person's charges.
Want of prosecution means that whomever was accusing the person of the crime no longer wants to accuse them. Sounds like the charges may have been dropped.
If I had to guess, it was because a key witness or witnesses did not show up for court. For the charges you specified, the key witnesses would be the arresting officer or lead investigator. But this is only speculation on my part. _________________ People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest. -Hermann Hesse
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