Placing a case on the “dead docket” means the prosecution suspends the case indefinitely. The case can be reinstated any time by the court. The case, therefore, is still pending while on the dead docket and some employers may not hire you for this reason. If your case was placed on the dead docket and the state has not moved forward with prosecution after twelve (12) months, you can ask the court to restrict the record.
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