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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 2 months ago

Why am I being prosecuted for a trespassing misdemeanor I committed months back?

So last July I was held in jail overnight for trespassing and was released in the morning and I thought that was the end of that then i November I got in trouble with the law and now they’re charging me with the crime I did and they brought back that incident of trespassing and now wanting to charge me on that too and go to court for it. I thought that day when I spent that night in jail and left the following morning it was over with but why they bring it back

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    because you continue to act like an over grown brat

  • 2 months ago

    in my state, the police/DA has up to 3 years to bring charges.  They usually do so after finding and documenting strong evidence.  if that takes 3 months, it takes 3 months

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Because they can. Two charges gives them more leverage when it comes to negotiating a plea bargain.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Are we talking theft / burglary for your second offence in less than  6 months  ?

  • 2 months ago

    Get a lawyer.

    Yea, they can do that.  They have a couple of years to charge you.  And they're all against you.  Police get paid to put you in jail.  They'll do what ever it takes to put you in jail.

  • 2 months ago

    Sounds to me like it's time to hire a lawyer, and if you can't afford one in most places the state will provide one for you.  Best of luck...

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