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Question: A friend and myself got into an argument which led to the police called out. he says that he will press charges of assult. He said that I hit him. How long does he have to press charges on incident he reported? Can he have me arrested for something that happened a few days ago.?

Answer: It sounds like he was not seriously injured, and you did not mention a weapon, so it is likely a potential misdemeanor charge for assault. The statute of limitations for you to be charged for a misdemeanor is one year. If the police were called out and they did not cite you, then they may have submitted it to the prosecutor's office for review and potential charging. I would recommend that you keep a close eye on your mail because if you are charged, the court will mail you a Summons and Complaint to appear in court. It is also possible the police officer could come back and issue a complaint to you, but that is not likely. It sounds like your friend already filed charges against you, but now the police and prosecutor are determining if they are warranted.

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  • A friend and myself got into an argument which led to the police called out. he says that he will press charges of assult. He said that I hit him. How long does he have to press charges on incident he reported? Can he have me arrested for something that happened a few days ago.?

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