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What is the time frame to decide if any charges will be

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What is the time frame for prosecutor to decide if any charges will be filed even if no family members want to press charges?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 8 months ago.

Hello,

A prosecutor has until the statute of limitations runs out to file charges for an offense. After that it would be too old to be prosecuted.

In Indiana the criminal statute of limitations is 2 years for a misdemeanor and 5 for most felonies. Some felonies, such as murder, have no statutes of limitations and can be prosecuted at any time. Sex offenses can be prosecuted until the victim is 31

Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 8 months ago.

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