While the statute of limitations is a year, generally I have seen these matters charged closer in time to the offense. If the place that you were working for is a higher end establishment, it is possible that there is a longer term investigation going on. Different cities (Phoenix, Scottsdale etc.) place differing priorities on these matters. Sometimes they push for the arrests on sex charges and other times they pursue licensing violations or both against the workers.
You should certainly not speak to the police if contacted. Leaving the job was probably the right move. If you are still restless, which would be understandable, you should meet with an attorney soon, with the benefit of an attorney-client relationship, and vet the options.
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Remember you have the right to remain silent and anything you say (including on this site) can be used against you. My advice is to make sure you have the name and phone number of an attorney. If the police want to talk with you let them work through your attorney. Also, unless you are arrested stay out of trouble
The State has one year to bring charges for a misdemeanor offense. The period of limitation does not run during any time when the accused is absent from the state or has no reasonably ascertainable place of abode within the state. And, if you are ever contacted by the police, do not speak to them without an attorney.
I agree with all of the other attorneys. The only thing I would like to stress is that you absolutely MUST refuse to speak to police if you are contacted. They will play tricks on you and call you on the telephone, acting like they want to "help" you. You will never hear Miranda warnings if they call you on the phone or trick you into coming to their station voluntarily. Even if you are completely innocent, there is nothing you can tell them that would ever help you, even if it is the absolute truth. Invoking the right to remain silent and right to a lawyer is the best thing an innocent person can do for herself.
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