Kansas City, MO asked in Legal Malpractice, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Missouri

Q: About how long does the state have to complete the entire court process legally?

Been Waiting 6 months for the prosecution to provide the test results proving possession of an illegal substance. Still no word and waiting 6 months for new judge to replace the old one

1 Lawyer Answer

Andrea Rogers

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: The Prosecutor has up to 1 year from the date of the incident to file charges, if it's a misdemeanor such as marijuana possession. It can take several months to receive the lab test results confirming the identification of the illegal substance.

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