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statue of limitation for misdemeanor

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statue of limitation for misdemeanor
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 4 years ago.
Thanks for the chance to assist on this matter. I am an attorney with over 12 years experience in criminal law.

Depends on the state...can you tell me, is this for Ohio?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Very good

Expert:  P. Simmons replied 4 years ago.

In Ohio the statute of limitations for a misdemeanor charge is 2 years and for a minor misdemeanor 6 months

Minor misdemeanors typically include most small traffic infractions, such as failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign or speeding on the highway, which are punishable only by fines.

Here is the code (the relevant portions) that applies

2901.13 Statute of limitations for criminal offenses.

(1) Except as provided in division (A)(2) or (3) of this section or as otherwise provided in this section, a prosecution shall be barred unless it is commenced within the following periods after an offense is committed:

(a) For a felony, six years;

(b) For a misdemeanor other than a minor misdemeanor, two years;

(c) For a minor misdemeanor, six months.

(2) There is no period of limitation for the prosecution of a violation of section 2903.01 or 2903.02 of the Revised Code.

Let me know if you have more questions...happy to assist if I can