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The statute of limitations on forgery in California is three years from the date of discovery of the forgery. Here is a link to the statute of limitations in California:
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you received an earlier version of my question. i reworded and sent but apparently you received the old version. My question was: A warrant was issued in November 2002 for forgery in California. Is there a statute of limitations on the warrant and charge filed with it .
I'm not sure why I received the older version of your question, but that's what was posted.
At any rate, there is no statute of limitations on warrants. They last forever. As to the underlying criminal charge of forgery, the statute of limitations stops running as soon as the charge is filed. To put it another way, the statute of limitations pertains to how long the prosecution has to file the charge from the time it is discovered.
Yes, charges would have already been filed if a warrant has been issued.