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When you face a federal investigation or serious criminal charges, you need dependable legal counsel. As an experienced Novi criminal defense attorney, Attorney Friedman offers tenacious representation and helps his clients tell their side of the story, no matter the situation they’re in. Call us today (248)932-0100. For more details visit @

Q How Long Can Police Take To Investigate A Crime?

There is a time limit for how long law enforcement can wait to charge someone after a suspected criminal activity has occurred, and this is known as the statute of limitations. If a person is charged after the statute of limitations has passed, the charges may be dismissed. In Michigan, the statute of limitations for most misdemeanors and felonies is six years. For some violent crimes, such as armed robbery or criminal sexual conduct, the statute of limitations may be longer. Murder charges have no statute of limitations in Michigan.

Q When Can I Be Arrested Without A Warrant?

If a police officer witnesses a crime taking place, they can arrest the person engaged in the criminal act immediately without a warrant. Police may also arrest a suspect without a warrant if there is enough evidence to suggest that a crime occurred. An example of this is when a person is pulled over, fails a sobriety test, and is arrested for driving under the influence.

For traffic or nontraffic misdemeanors where the sentence is 93 days in jail or less, officers may also arrest a suspect with only a citation. For all charges with a potential penalty greater than 93 days in jail, a warrant is required to make an arrest.

Q What’s The Difference Between Bond And Bail?

Bond is a promise, made by the defendant, that they will appear in court when ordered to do so. Bail is the money or other property that the suspect must give to the court in exchange for being released from jail while the case is pending.

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