Will not prosecute; -- an entry on the record, denoting that a plaintiff discontinues his suit, or the attorney for the public a prosecution; either wholly, or as to some count, or as to some of several defendants.
The prosecution issues a Nolle Prosequi during a criminal case before or during a trial to indicate that the case against the defendant is being dropped. It is used to terminate felony cases in Toledo Municipal Court. It is usually used because the defendant has been indicted directly by the Lucas County Grand Jury or because the State of Ohio has ran out of time to prosecute.
An acknowledgment by the State's Advocate that a pending case may not be prosecuted. A case which has been “nolled” may be reopened within 13 months; if it is not reopened by then it is automatically dismissed.
Lat. A formal entry upon the record by the prosecuting officer in a criminal action, by which he declares that he "will no further prosecute" the case, either as to some of the defendants, or altogether. Commonly called " nol Pros".
The term used when a prosecutor decides to drop a case after a complaint has been formally made. Reasons for a nolle prosequi include insufficient evidence, reluctance of witnesses to testify, police error, and office policy.