In Nevada, how long might it typically take to get a summons for petty theft if there were no police involved while detained? How long does investigation typically take for these types of cases and how long until I might see a court summons?
You are asking the wrong question. It might take a day or it might take a few months, it depends upon the facts. The questions you should be asking are to an attorney that you choose to go see about what can be done for you.
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I have seen summons issued 4-6 months after the incident. Obviously, this is not a high priority charge that needs lab or forensic results so the prosecutor knows that they have up to 1 year to file the a criminal complaint.
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As Mr. Goodman stated, the statute of limitations on a petty theft charge is one (1) year. As such, you can receive a timely summons for this charge up to one (1) year from the date of the alleged incident. Nevertheless, the longer from the alleged incident, the less likely you are to receive a summons, although you still may receive it anytime up to one (1) year from the date of the alleged incident.
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