Can one be arrested a month after being pulled over?

My son was pulled over this weekend and straws with residue were found in his truck. The officer asked him to be an informant and let him go, giving him 30 days to make a decision and call him. He was not charged nor arrested when he was pulled over he was allowed to leave informing him he had 30 days to come up with an answer or a warrant would be issued for his arrest. Can he be arrested 30 days after being pulled over on a paraphernalia charge?

Asked on August 21, 2012 under Criminal Law, Minnesota


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

It is entirely possible in the realm of matters that if a person was pulled over by law enforcement and contraband was found on that person that law enforcement as well as the district attorney's office in the county and state where the stop occurred can wait a period of time such as thirty (30) days or so before issuing an arrest warrant for a person such as your son.

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