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How long does a state have to file criminal charges?

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They have a long time. They have the statute of limitations. They do not have to make an arrest the day of the incident, the week of the incident, the year of the incident. The police can investigate, take their time, do an investigation. At the end of that investigation, can make a determination of whether they’re going to make an arrest or not. You’re not off the hook if you are not arrested at the time of the incident.

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