How Long Does a Person Have to Press Charges?

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The length of time a person has to press charges will depend on the crime that they felt was committed against them. Their is a statue of limitations on certain crimes. Once the time has passed, charges can no longer be pressed. Some crimes such as murder for example do not have a statue of limitations.
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