Q: Is there a time frame or deadline for how much time a prosecutor has to formally indict someone on criminal charges?
A: The answer is the time depends on the crime committed and the prosecutor does not necessarily have to indicte you to charge you with a crime. If you think you may be charged with a crime speak with a lawyer, if you are already charged most attorneys offer a free in office consultation if you haven't already hired a lawyer. If you have not been charged yet most attorneys will charge you for their time and advise as we may be able to tell you something that may prevent or lessen the ultimate charges you get.
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