Can I be arrested after the fact?

I was involved in a domestic dispute. Cops were called on me but they ended up arresting the caller because they were at fault and not me. A couple weeks later I was arrested because the person that was at fault and arrested decided to press charges on me. It doesn’t make sense.

Asked on January 31, 2013 under Criminal Law, Mississippi


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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country if there is probable cause, a person can be arrested well after the fact of an incident such as the one you have written about assuming the district attorney's office decides to file a complaint. Given the situaiton that you are in, I suggest that you immediately consult with a criminal defense attorney to strategize as to the best way to try and resolve the charge against you.

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