can I be charged after being let go

I was pull over in a traffic stop for a
light being out and I had a sack of
drugs on me and the officer let me
go with a ticket for the light and no
insurance. Then a week later the
officer returned to the home to get
me. Is that legal????

Asked on March 4, 2017 under Criminal Law, Louisiana

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you can be charged after the fact: there is no law requiring that an officer charge you immediately or on the spot. You may be charged weeks or even months after the stop or when the infraction occured or the police found evidence.


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