Generally when a criminal case arises out of a civil matter, law enforcement and district attorneys are not like to interested in pursuing criminal charges unless you have clear violation of a criminal statute and an airtight case. They do not like to get involved in civil matters, because the criminal defendant will point to the civil case as a motive for the victim and witnesses to lie.
While it is possible for the DA to prosecute a case like you describe, it is not likely he is interested. Also 4 months is a long time for him not contact you. Having said this, if you still want to go forward, you should contact the DA again and ask for a status update. The squeaky wheel gets the attention. The more you let him know you are serious about having the charges pursued, the greater the chance he will pursue the case.
As far as the time to prosecute the crime depending upon how the crime was charged, it would have either a 10, 7, 5 or 3 year statute of limitations. See Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Article 12.01.http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/SOTWDocs/CR/htm/CR.12.htm
The shortest time period for a felony theft
offense is five years from the date of the commission of the offense. So if less time has passed since the crime occurred you can still pursue having the case prosecuted.
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