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Q: How long does prosecution have to indict on Aggravated assault

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A: In Mississippi, the statute of limitations for aggravated assault is generally two years from the date of the alleged offense. This means that the prosecution has two years to file charges against the accused. However, there can be exceptions or conditions that could extend or modify this period. These could include, but are not limited to, the age of the victim at the time of the crime or if the accused leaves the state. It's important to note that the statute of limitations is a separate issue from how long it takes for an indictment to be handed down once charges are filed, which can vary depending on multiple factors like case backlog or the complexity of the case.

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