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Is there a statute of limitations on a felony charge in the

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Is there a statute of limitations on a felony charge in the state of florida. A warrent was issued with ROR on it in 1999. The person has never been arrested and has been living in another state since 1999.

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Felony charges in Florida do typically carry a statute of limitations. However, the statute of limitations tends to vary based on the severity of the felony (usually 3-4 years unless a capital felony, life felony, or felony resulting in a death (in which no limitation applies)).
775.15 F.S.

Further, the statute of limitations may be tolled (postponed) for a period during which the person is absent from the state. The statute of limitations may also be tolled when the person is evading arrest in another state. 775.15(5) F.S.
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=Ch0775/Sec15.HTM


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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for the answer. I left the state due to domestic violance from my partner 10 years ago. I did not know that I had charges until just yesterday. I have lived in N.Carolina for 10 years and own my own business and a very active member of the community . Been in traffic stops too but never told I had a warrent for my arrest or been arrested. Would they not have issued me a NC driver licence if I was wanted?

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Sometimes such matters take a while to catch up to people. While I am not very familiar with local DMV procedures regarding such matters (and while DMV procedures for such matters on a state-to-state basis), I do not believe having a warrant in one state should necessarily prohibit a person from obtaining a license in another state. Again, different states would have different procedures regarding such matters.

You would be prudent to retain a licensed Florida attorney to represent you in your matter. Evading a warrant, in the long term, can be a bad move. However, you should speak, over the phone, to a licensed Florida attorney. He will help you evaluate your best course of action in your particular situation such that you might be able to resolve the matter.


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