William L. Welch, III Attorney | William L. Welch, III
It's anybody's guess when the prosecutor will seek an indictment and when the grand jury might vote to indict. In Maryland there is no statute of limitations for burglary, but in the federal system a person must be charged within five years of when the offense ended. An attorney can assist you with evaluating the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to plea bargain or go to trial. If you were to be found guilty, then an attorney can assist you with presenting mitigation, allocution, and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Toivonen Law Office | John Toivonen
The statute of limitations on your charge is six years. As to indictments, in Michigan a preliminary examination can be held in which the prosecution has to prove that there is probable cause that a crime was committed and that the Defendant committed the crime. We do not use grand juries in Michigan. Because of a backlog, cases can take some time before the first pretrial hearing. Sometimes defendants wait six months or more.
Answer Applies to: Michigan