Leftist district attorney Rachael Rollins stops prosecuting crimes like shoplifting, operating with revoked or suspended license, larceny, destruction of property, drug dealing,

Sep 27, 2020

Charges for which the Default is to Decline Prosecuting (unless supervisor permission is obtained).



Shoplifting (including offenses that are essentially shoplifting but charged as larceny)

Larceny under $250

Disorderly conduct

Disturbing the peace

Receiving stolen property

Minor driving offenses, including operating with a suspend or revoked license

Breaking and entering — where it is into a vacant property or where it is for the purpose of sleeping or seeking refuge from the cold and there is no actual damage to property

Wanton or malicious destruction of property

Threats – excluding domestic violence

Minor in possession of alcohol

Drug possession

Drug possession with intent to distribute

A stand alone resisting arrest charge, i.e. cases where a person is charged with resisting arrest and that is the only charge

A resisting arrest charge combined with only charges that all fall under the list of charges to decline to prosecute, e.g. resisting arrest charge combined only with a trespassing charge

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