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If a person does not report for a 30 day incarceration into a county jail in Illinois and is charged with a class A misdemeanor Escape. Is there a statue of limitations on it
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No, the statute of limitations only applies to how the state has to charge a person with a crime. Once a person is charged, there is no statute of limitations, and the charge never expires.

 

 

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
In a situation like that do you have any idea on what the extradition on something like that would be? Is there a certain milage or ?

No, there's not a certain mileage or distance that a person could flee to, it just depends on if a person was arrested in another state or country, whether the state would take the time and expense to extradite a person. But, while the state is deciding, the person charged with escape is also sitting in jail somewhere.

 

And, even if they don't decide to extradite the person (and misdemeanors often aren't worth the state's time), it doesn't get rid of the outstanding charge. So, a person flees to another state to avoid going to jail. They get pulled over, warrants are run, and the escape charge comes up. They sit in jail until illinois decides not to extradite. A week later, the person gets pulled over again, warrants are run, and the person is arrested again, and the process starts all over. I wouldn't want that hanging over my head forever.

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