Tampa criminal lawyers are asked about the phrase “NINF” means with regards to a disposition of a Tampa criminal case. It simply means the State Attorney’s Office has declined to file formal charges against the defendant. This is obviously a victory for the defendant since the charges are dropped without the risk and frustrations of a jury trial. For a list of cases, where the State Attorney’s Office has declined to file formal charges against our clients, please check the case results portion of our website. We have had great success getting Tampa criminal cases reduced or dropped for our clients over the years.
Obviously, there are a whole host of reasons the State Attorney’s Office would decline filing formal charges. Generally, the most common reason is that the State Attorney’s Office is having issues with their witnesses, this is especially true in cases, where the victim doesn’t want to prosecute, like a domestic battery case. Many other times, the State Attorney’s Office simply does not believe the individual actually committed the crime, thus ethically they cannot proceed forward prosecuting the case. Regardless of the reason, anytime the State Attorney’s Office decides not to file formal charges, folks should consider it a victory.
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