What Is the difference between modifying a charge and amending a charge?

Modifying a Charge means the user changes the Charge due to some clerical/data entry error. Check with your Site Coordinator on a "Best Business Practice" for entering a clerical error on a Charge.

  • Modifying a Charge is not the correct way to Amend a Charge. 
  • Modifying does not leave a historical documentation/reason for the change.

Amending a Charge means the user Adds an Amended Charge which supersedes the original Charge. Amending Charges are most often done when a Prosecutor files documentation of a change in the Original Charge.

  • Amending a Charge correctly will show the progression and historical documentation/reason for the change. 
  • To Amend a Charge correctly, consult the Odyssey Manual for Amending Charges.


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