If you are charged with a burglary case, how long does it take for an indictment? 10 Answers as of March 24, 2013

I have been waiting for almost 6 months for the indictment. The District Attorney says it is coming. Is there a time frame in which such actions will be taken?

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Edward  D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
Edward D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law | Edward D. Dowling IV
I would need further information to answer. You should hire an attorney and disclose all the facts and circumstances.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 3/24/2013
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
Yes, within 4 years. When it comes, what are you going to do.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 3/21/2013
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
Replied: 3/21/2013
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
Every State has a statute of limitations for crimes.? If the case is brought within that amount of time then it is legal.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 3/21/2013
Randy M. Lish, Attorney at Law | Randy M. Lish
It all depends on how long it takes the police to decide they have good enough case to charge it.
Answer Applies to: Utah
Replied: 3/21/2013
    Law office of Robert D. Scott | Robert Scott
    Generally, the state has up to 9 mos to file an indictment. an extension can be granted for good cause shown.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland
    Replied: 3/21/2013
    Seth B. Cobin, Attorney at Law | Seth Benjamin Cobin
    Under most circumstances, the State has up to 3 three years to file charges in a burglary case.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 3/21/2013
    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
    Replied: 3/20/2013
    Attorney at Law
    Attorney at Law | Michael J. Kennedy
    Indictments are rare not sure why they would go that route. Being a felony, the DA has 3 years to bring prosecution.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 3/20/2013
    The Umansky Law Firm
    The Umansky Law Firm | William D. Umansky
    If you were charged with a Burglary in Florida and arrested, the State has 175 days to charge you. If they charge you AFTER then you may have grounds to dismiss the case. Good luck!
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 3/20/2013
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