How long does the state have to indict you on felony theft charges after your arrest?

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How long does the state have to indict you on felony theft charges after your arrest?

Asked on October 18, 2012 under Criminal Law, Tennessee

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

In every state in this country there are two ways for a complaint in the criminal field to be issued against a person. The first is by way of grand jury indictment. The second is by way of "information" where the district attorney's office filed a complaint against a person.

Since you have already been arrested for felony theft charges, unless you file a petition with the court for habeas corpus, the district attorney's office of the grand jury can take its sweet time in filing a criminal charge against you. I suggest that you consult with a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible about your matter.


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