The Vermont Statutes Online
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Subchapter 002 : PLEADINGS AND PROOF(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 6555)
§ 6555. Nolle prosequi when proof shows greater offense than charged
If, upon the trial of a person charged with an offense, the facts given in evidence amount in law to a greater offense than the one charged, such person shall not by reason thereof be acquitted, but the court, in its discretion, may allow a nolle prosequi to be entered in order that he or she may be prosecuted for the greater offense.