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Q: was arrested and spent the night in jail, i saw the judge and she OR me. on my next court date when i showed up they co

I was arrested and spent the night in jail, I saw the judge and she OR me. On my next court date when i showed up they couldnt find my name in the computer. I asked what that meant and they told me the officer has a certain amount of time to turn in his paperwork and he didnt. That was a year ago.. but i got a letter saying I had court in a few days for those charges.

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Zachary Divelbiss
Zachary Divelbiss
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: Felonies have a seven year statute of limitation and misdemeanors have a one year statute of limitation. If you were charged with a misdemeanor and everything else you say is true, then you should strongly consider hiring an attorney to figure out all the details and fight to have your case dismissed. There are little exceptions that will allow them to charge you, such as if you left the state for a considerable amount of time or if you were homeless. Myself or many other attorneys offer free consultations and would be willing to help you.

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