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Question: If I never got cited or arrested for misd. theft, and now after four months the state picked it up, can the plaintiff drop charges.

Answer: The prosecutor can drop the charges at any time for a variety of reasons.  Under ARS 13-107, the statute of limitations to file a charge against someone for a misdemeanor offense is 1 year from the date of the violation.

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  • If I never got cited or arrested for misd. theft, and now after four months the state picked it up, can the plaintiff drop charges.

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