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what is the statue of limitation on armed robbery

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no body harmed or held hostage
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Thomas Swartz replied 9 years ago.


The Statute of Limitations in Georgia provides that a prosecution for Armed Robbery must be commenced within 7 years after the commission of the crime. This is found in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) § 17-3-1(c)

Note however that under O.C.G.A. § 17-3-1(c.1) (1) a prosecution for Armed Robbery can be commenced at any time if DNA evidence is used to establish the identity of the accused.

To Find the above mentioned laws, Click Here and look under Title 17 - Criminal Procedure.

I hope this answers your question.


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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Would a video that shows the picture of the man be considered dna?
Expert:  Thomas Swartz replied 9 years ago.

Hello Quinn56,

No, a video would not be considered DNA evidence.