Getting a summons a month and a half after the incident

My fiance and I had a heated argument
and she called the police. I was then
asked to leave and stay at a friends by
the officers to let the situation calm
down. A month and a half later, today,
we both receive a summons for
disorderly conduct along with domestic
implications. How is this possible if
no one was arrested or cited at the
scene? This is in Kansas.

Asked on July 7, 2016 under Criminal Law, Kansas

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

A person can be charged with an offense in a variety of ways.  One it a ticket....another is summons.  The summons is valid as long as the statute of limitations has not run.  In your case the statute has not run, so a summons can still be issued. 
The reason there may be a delay is that the officers may have had to consult with a chief or a prosecutor before deciding whether or not to proceed with the charges. 


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