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Was arrested in ca and no charges were filed

Riverside, CA |

If u are arrested in ca. And u go to court and no charges are filed against u at that time and u are releast, how long does the D. A. have if they want to bring charges on you?

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  1. In general one year for a misdemeanor and 3 years for a felony with some exceptions for sex crimes and murder. Typically you will receive a letter if filed or get a phone number to call and check if they have. www.losangelesdefenders.com


  2. wen u r arrested, da DA has 1yr 2 file misdemeanor charges n 3yr 2 file felony charges n most cases. can b longer, depending on da crime. call ur lawyer.

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  3. Typically one year.

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