Category: Criminal Justice

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What Is The Statute of Limitations?

How long do the feds have to indict you?
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How Long Do The Feds Have To Indict You?

Federal authorities will not indict you if the crime in question was committed beyond the statute of limitations. The length of time set by the statute of limitations will depend on the specific offense. The time limit in the statute…
Can you be indicted without evidence?
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Can You Be Indicted Without Evidence?

No, you cannot be indicted without evidence. A prosecutor must bring charges before a grand jury during an indictment and present a reasonable degree of evidence. If the grand jury decides to pursue the charges, this does not mean the…
What is the difference between being charged and being indicted?
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What Is The Difference Between Being Charged And Being Indicted?

When a prosecutor brings charges before a grand jury, it’s called an indictment.  A charge is simply a formal allegation against you. If the grand jury approves the charges, the defendant is sent a formal notice of their charges. The…