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    Default How Long Does A District Attorney Take To File Charges

    How long does it take for the DA to decide whether or not they are going to charge me with a crime or not. i was arrested on, march 14th??

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    How long does it take for the DA to decide whether or not they are going to charge me with a crime or not. i was arrested on, march 14th??
    It depends on the law in your un-named state.

    If you were arrested and released on bail or with a future court appearance, they will often have a specific time period in which to initiate action unless you have waived time.

    Consult your attorney, or sit back and hope they decide not to deal with you.

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    Default Re: How Long Does A District Attorney Take To File Charges

    it was in wisconsin sorry i though i put that. the detective questioned me about the case and i admitted to it then he said he would send it to the DAbut i havent heard anything? he released me right away with no bond or nothing. he just let me go.

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    Default Re: How Long Does A District Attorney Take To File Charges

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    it was in wisconsin sorry i though i put that. the detective questioned me about the case and i admitted to it then he said he would send it to the DAbut i havent heard anything? he released me right away with no bond or nothing. he just let me go.
    So ... you weren't really arrested?

    From what you say, they have whatever the statute of limitations might be for your alleged crime. They likely have from one year to several years (depending on the offense) where they can charge you. If you confessed to a crime, I would not wait for them to come back to you, I would engage an attorney yesterday!

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    Default Re: How Long Does A District Attorney Take To File Charges

    i was arrested, i got fingerprinted and everything, can a public defender hlp me wth somthig like this, like talking to the DA before they decide to charge me?

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    i was arrested, i got fingerprinted and everything, can a public defender hlp me wth somthig like this, like talking to the DA before they decide to charge me?
    It may be that the public defender cannot get involved until assigned by the court. You can call their office and ask, but chances are they cannot take you on until you have been charged.

    If you can't afford a private attorney, you may just have to wait. It may take a month, it may take a year. But, I suspect if they have your confession, then it should be coming down in days, weeks, or a month or so ... it depends on the seriousness of the offense and how busy everyone is.

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