September 2021

September 23, 2021

What Does Stacking Charges in a Criminal Case Mean?

Stacking Charges in a Criminal Case Law enforcement officers have been known to charge an individual with as many crimes as possible when they make an arrest. As officers of the law, they have the right to use their discretion when determining criminal charges. However, this could result in more criminal charges than is necessarily fair in a specific situation. When this happens, it is known as criminal charge stacking and can allow a prosecutor to treat separate offences as prior convictions. This means that, even if a defendant has no prior convictions, they can be treated as if they […]
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