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I supposedly stole a computer and accessories many years ago,

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I supposedly stole a computer and accessories many years ago, say 2008 02 2009 and ex refuses to pay me by holding this over my head. I live in Ohio and supposed crime took place in FL, but actually by accident in 2005. I had no idea it was unlawful. But, discovery by his mother was in 2008 or 09.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Sam replied 2 years ago.
HelloThis is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regardI suggest the Florida Statute of Limitations for a theft is going to come into play in this matterThe SOL runs None for capital crimes to one year one year for misdemeanor crimes. And 3 years for felonies. Those SOL begin at the time of the crime and not at time of discovery.I suggest that even if he wanted to accuse you of the crime you describe the SOL would have run and therefore preclude charges from being filed.
Expert:  Sam replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
So he is lying and does not want to pay. Can this go to Court in Ohio?Pam313
Expert:  Sam replied 2 years ago.
Hello PamAs I suggested, the statute of limitations has more than likely expired. That means the state cannot bring charges after the SOL have passed to do so. If you tell me what you think the approximate value of the equipment is, I can then determine if it is felony or a misdemeanor and more definitively tell you what the SOL is in Florida to bring those charges