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Question: I have a court date for arraignment for a misdemeanor, If I don't plead guilty can the prosecution change the charges?
Answer: A prosecutor always has the discretion to add, remove or change charges if done so within a timely manner, and as prescribed by the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure. A prosecutor cannot base their decision to change charges on whether a defendant pleads not guilty at an Arraignment.
I have a court date for arraignment for a misdemeanor, If I don't plead guilty can the prosecution change the charges?
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