How long after an incident can someone place a arrest warrant out for their arrest? 3 Answers as of July 22, 2014

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Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
Placing an arrest warrant out is up to the police and the prosecutor. Some crimes have a statute of limitations that control if the warrant is in time.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 7/22/2014
Barton Barton & Plotkin
Barton Barton & Plotkin | Maurice Ross
There is no limit other than the statute of limitations which is often five years but longer for rape and more serious crimes.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 7/11/2014
Austin Legal Services, PLC
Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
The prosecutor can issue a charging document or warrant anytime as long as the statute of limitations have not expired. The statute of limitations varies depending on what the offense is.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 7/11/2014
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