Can I be arrested and charged for something almost 3 months later?

Asked on November 18, 2014 under Criminal Law, Michigan


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you can be: there is no requirement that you be arrested and charged on the spot or immediately; rather, you can be arrested or charged when the authorities believe they have information or evidence to support that charges. They do have to act within the "statute of limitations," or maximum time to bring charges, but all criminal statutes of limitation are more than 6 months, so they are still in time.

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