In Phoenix on march 6, was booked and released poss of mar, poss. of drug para. To date, 7 mos. have no court date. How long do

Asked about 2 years ago - Phoenix, AZ

they have to set court date? The incident is showing up on pre employmnet background checks and i have not been charged? What are my options?

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  1. Howard A Snader

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . I am guessing that the law enforcement officer is awaiting the return of lab results. Bottom line is that the State has 7 years from the date of offense to charge the felonies. If you are fortunate for them to consider it as a misdemeanor, then the time limit is 1 year. Your best option is to retain counsel to speak with law enforcement or the prosecuting agency.

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