View Full Version : What is..Motion for leave to file amended Complaint filed

05-04-2011, 11:27 AM
I am not sure what this may mean, he has court today which is the early disposition confrence but this was filed yesterday I only know this from his docket information. Is there anyone who possibly knows what..Motion for leave to file amended Complaint filed means? Any input is appreciated, thanks.

05-04-2011, 01:09 PM
it means that they are either adding or subtracting charges, or adding or subtracting or changing pertinent information. Usually, it means that they are adding charges. The basic idea is that they discovered they could add more stuff based on investigation, so the ask the court for leave to file an amended complaint. Usually the court will grant this, and allow the state to join issues that all flow out of the same conduct. Sometimes, it means there was a defect in the initial complaint, and they need to correct it. That defect can be as simple as misspelling a name or something, or it can be more substantial.