I was never charged by the county of Dekalb Georgia .
They will have as long as the statute of limitations is on the charge. I would suggest that you consult with the attorney handling your case to see how much longer the prosecutor's office has to go forward on the charge. Good luck!
If you have not waived speedy trial, the state must bring you to trial within 175 for a felony and 90 for a misdemeanor. This is in Florida, you need to consult a criminal defense attorney who practices in Georgia to confirm the rule in your state.
The statute of limitations for misdemeanors is two years and for felonies is four years.
It depends on the alleged crime, either misdemeanor or felony. If you were arrested for a misdemeanor the State has two years from your arrest to file charges against you. In most felonies, that time period is extended to four years. Contact the clerks office to verify they have your correct address, and to make sure that you haven't missed any court dates.
They have the time allotted by the statute of limitations to bring charges against you. If you are facing felony charges it can take months for DeKalb to contact you. You can also call the clerk's office, and ask if a court date (or charges) have been issued.
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