My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am another expert on JustAnswer. On this website, I do not always get to give good news, and I am afraid that this is one of these times.
a statute of limitations for bad checks. It is 180 days from the date that the check was written, per S.C. Code Ann. § 34-11-60
. However, that is to charge
someone with bad check law.
Once charged, there is a warrant for your arrest. If so, then the warrant itself has no statute of limitations
, so provided you were charged in 180 days from writing the bad checks (and I assume you were), the warrant stays "live" indefinitely, and once you are "caught," you may be prosecuted in SC.Oh ya the officer also told me It was put on me record just this May(2013) but he said it looked like it was on there came off and got put back on. It all just sounded like too much.
Likely, that is because someone input it wrong into the national warrant database, took it out, and put it back in. This happens sometimes. It does not affect the matter at all.
At this time, you can if you wish contact an attorney in SC and have them possibly QUASH the warrant with the help of a bail-bondman and create a court date for your appearance, at which time the matter may be negotiated away. Since this is a relatively minor matter, the prosecutor is likely to agree to drop the charges or otherwise agree to a non-conviction provided that the checks are paid. Otherwise, I would strongly caution about entering SC as if you are stopped by a peace officer in that state, they may not be as hesitant to arrest you as the other officer who spared you - they could have actually arrested you, notified SC, and transported you to SC to stand trial
Your next step should be to contact an attorney in SC to take care of this. Again, this is relatively minor, and is likely going to be taken care of easily, but it does have to occur.
May I recommend the SC Bar referral program - here
. The attorneys are vetted and qualified. You should be able to find an attorney you are confident with and whom you can trust, and who is available ASAP.
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