How long do you have to file criminal charges

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Old Mar 6th, 2010, 02:10 PM   #1
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I'll assume you mean how long to notify the police since you don't file criminal charges, you file a report with the police.

If there's not a compelling reason why you didn't notify them as soon as you were made aware of the occurrence, they may not take a report, or take on to file but no action may be taken.

It really depends on the crime and the reason for any delay.

Now if your house was robbed *while* you were away, or in the hospital, and you notified the police upon arriving home, that would be different.
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