How long must I wait to find out if I’m being indicted?

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How long must I wait to find out if I’m being indicted?

State troopers (with a tape recorder) visited me about 4 1/2 months ago and questioned me about a friend in prison receiving drugs via mail. They said they had evidence of me being involved (allegedly) but I have been waiting on them to come back and talk to me again; its been since late summer since they came. Will they come back? How long do they have to indict me? Can they use the tape recordings against me? I had no lawyer present and was bullied by 2 huge men and 1 woman, all dressed in civilian clothes. They did’t even show me a badge.

Asked on January 2, 2012 under Criminal Law, Ohio

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Given the fact that there might be an indictment against you for a criminal charge I suggest that you consult with a criminal defense attorney sooner rather than later. As to time to have an indictment issued against you by a grand jury there is no real set time period. Rather as time passes, any applicable statute of limitations would run as to causes of action that could be plead against you by the district attorney's office.

If you have not been charged with any crime yet, perhaps you will not.


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