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"Dismissed"

As in, "the charge against the defendant is dismissed." The meaning depends on the type of charge. If the term is used after a trial, it means that the defendant is not guilty and the charge is over with. If the term is used after a preliminary hearing, the charge is over with, but the Commonwealth can take the matter to a Grand Jury and seek an indictment.

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