Current through 2023 Session Acts Chapter 108
Section 22-3202 - Joinder of charges and defendants(1) Two or more crimes may be charged against a defendant in the same complaint, information or indictment in a separate count for each crime if the crimes charged, whether felonies or misdemeanors or both, are of the same or similar character or are based on the same act or transaction or on two or more acts or transactions connected together or constituting parts of a common scheme or plan.(2) When a felony and misdemeanor are joined as separate counts in the same complaint, both of such counts shall be tried together in the trial for which the defendant is bound over on the felony count. If the defendant is not bound over on the felony count, said defendant shall be tried on the misdemeanor count in the same manner as other prosecutions for misdemeanors.(3) Two or more defendants may be charged in the same complaint, information or indictment if they are alleged to have participated in the same act or transaction or in the same series of acts or transactions constituting the crime or crimes. Such defendants may be charged in one or more counts together or separately and all of the defendants need not be charged in each count.L. 1970, ch. 129, § 22-3202; L. 1976, ch. 163, § 15; 1/10/1977.