A. When the district attorney hasn't yet made any decision about whether to file charges on the case, or to reject the case for prosecution.I was told that a DA can sit on a case as long as they want. Is this true?
Once the police report has been logged into the district attorney's office, there are times when a lack of a decision by the DA is within an appropriate time span. There are also times when a lack of a decision is cause for alarm, as it may indicate that the attorney is dragging his or her feet out of laziness, or worse yet, is purposely withholding action on the case in hopes the victim and the case will go away. In any situation, communicating with the attorney assigned to the case as early as possible, as discussed in the previous section, is a first step in determining whether or not a case is being allowed to go dormant or not. Whenever an attorney hasn't yet made a decision on the case, ask when that will happen. And ask why it hasn't happened yet.
If this was my daughter I would contact an attorney and get legal counsel. I feel this for all of Karen's family the Swifts and the Johnsons.