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Can you be charged with a crime after the fact?

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    John J. Carney | The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
    401 East 34th Street
    New York, NY 10016
    (917) 696-2363
    You must ask a good question to get a good answer. I assume that you mean you committed a crime and they arrested you at some point after that. You can be arrested up to 5 years later and if they have probable cause the arrest is legal. Retain a good lawyer to handle the case.
    Answer Applies to: New York - Replied: 3/17/2013
    Jared Austin | Austin Legal Services, PLC
    909 N. Washington Ave.
    Lansing, MI 48906
    (517) 614-1983
    Since it has yet to be proven that anyone possesses prognostic capabilities, everyone is charged with a crime after the fact as opposed to before it actually occurs, unless you believe "Minority Report." We cannot charge people with crimes preemptively.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 3/14/2013
    Harry E. Hudson, Jr. | The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
    343 East Main Street, Suite 314
    Stockton, CA 95202
    (209) 463-9715
    Yes. cannot be charged with a crime until you have committed it.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 3/14/2013
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    This question need more details. All crimes are charged after they happen.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 3/13/2013
    William L. Welch, III | William L. Welch, III Attorney
    111 South Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD 21045
    (410) 385-5630
    Anyone might be charged with a crime, regardless of whether he or she has in fact broken the law. 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. Consider seeking a confidential consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Beware that online posts are not confidential. If somehow the prosecution were to find your post, then it might be used in evidence against you.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland - Replied: 3/13/2013
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