Thanks for your quick response. I have been in the state most of my life, at the same address for the last 6 years.
While I am sure a local attorney could help, they would also charge me money to resolve an issue that it seems shouldn't exist. To be blunt, I don't have it like that right now. Should I write a letter to the DA's office asking them these questions?
Hi Kristi,Maybe the DA read wrong and mistook the $5 for a $50. I would call them again, since time is of the essence and you would rather a warrant not issue. Tell them that you have done some research and that if this is indeed something they can still file you will meet your obligations but you need first to know why this would not be time-barred by the statute of limitations, since 1541.1, the only statute that would apply to a $35 debt, would be a misdemeanor charge.I normally advise suspects and defendants not to talk to the authorities because anything you say can be used against you. That's the main reason for having a lawyer do the negotiating. But you can't hurt yourself too badly by asking in this matter, because I suspect if you have to choose between paying the state $435 or paying a lawyer to handle and fight your case, you're likely going to take the diversion agreement and keep this off of your record. Most people would. They'd regret it because they will always suspect (and they may be right) that this is just the county's way of getting some extra revenue at their expense), but they'd do it all the same.
Thank You very much for your frank answer (insert atty joke here)...lol
Your answer is very much appreciated.
I think I found the missing piece.
Okla Title 22 V.1 Sec. 152 F
..... Prosecution for the crime of false or bogus check, Section 1541.1, 1541.2, 1541.3 or 1541.4 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes, shall be commenced within five (5) years after the commission of such offense.
As I read it this gives them a 5 yr SOL even on $35... which leaves me a different kind of SOL, it seems.
Thanks again for your input
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