How long after being arrested by feds can they seek an indictment what are the statues of limitations on seeking an indictment

Asked 11 months ago - Fresno, CA

this is a case of some thing in 2011 he was just arrested two weeks ago at his probation office ...

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  1. Amy Katherine Guerra

    Contributor Level 12


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    Answered . It depends on the charge. For certain offenses there is no statute of limitations. Generally, most federal crimes have a statute of limitations of five years, although there are exceptions that apply for certain crimes, when the wanted person is a fugitive, crimes against certain victims, etc. you should speak with an attorney for more specific answers.

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  2. Christopher M. Patterson

    Contributor Level 14


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    Answered . Speak to a criminal defense lawyer who handles federal cases in your area. Your questiojn does not have enough information to give you a good answer.

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