I live in Tennessee. I was being sued for a debt that occurred in October 2007. The amount is over $10k.
I went to court in Dec. 2008, we spoke to the prosecuting attorney and he said he would reschedule the court date for 4/8/09. We never heard back from him again, received nothing about the court date---but we went.
The prosecuting attorney did not show up. The judge dismissed the case.
Today 4/9/09 I received a letter from the prosecuting attorney stating they could not show on 4/8/09, the letter is dated 4/6/09. It also stated they had rescheduled the date to 7/22/09.
When I called them they were angry and said they would just have to try to reset it again to prosecute me.
Is that legal? Isn't it also stated that if you can't make it to court you must notify the other party within 7 days?
Thanks for any help!
Answer by Anonymous at 3:03 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
I believe it is legal that if its DISMISSED they can retry you. Only when they find you not guilty is when they cant charge you again. As for the 7 days- im not positive.. Good luck.
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