If charges are pressed against you, how long does it take for police to arrest you or notify you?

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If charges are pressed against you, how long does it take for police to arrest you or notify you?

Asked on January 12, 2012 under Criminal Law, Texas

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Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

If a person has made a criminal complaint against a person for doing something improper with law enforcement, the police officer has to write up a report with certain recommendations and forward the report to the district attorney's office for review.

It is then up to the deputy district attorney who is assigned the task of issuing complaints to have a complaint issued against the person mentioned in the police report if circumstances warrant. Given the circumstances of the alleged offense and how busy the police department and district attorney's office are, the arrest warrant or the notification of charges against a person can take several months after the police report is first made about the incident.

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