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What is the statute of limitations in California robbery? I

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What is the statute of limitations in California for armed robbery? I was robbed of $8,000 cash held up at gunpoint January 20th 2014 I did not file charges. Is it too late to file charges now?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 1 year ago.


I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear that this happened.

Yes, you can still press charges. The criminal statute of limitations for most felonies in California is three years, and it's six years for the others. Cal. Pen. Code, Sections 800-801. If you know who committed the robbery, you also have the ability to sue for assault (pointing a gun at someone qualifies), which has a two year statute of limitations. Cal. Code Civ. P., Section 335.1. And there's a three year statute of limitations for civil theft. Section 338 (same link as above).

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