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Is there a statute of limitations in North Carolina for a second DUI that happened 1/31/2013? was also ticketed for driving while revoked.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

North Carolina

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No and it really is not for me I trying to help someone else figure out their options. I am not a lawyer just a friend

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I dont think she showed up for court date. I did contact the County clerk and she confirmed there is a warrant for DUI, but wouldn't tell me much more

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ANSWER: The statute of limitations is 2 years. Currently, under NC law, a warrant tolls the running of the statute of limitations. So if the warrant was issued within 2 years, then the prosecution was within the statute of limitations and can still move forward.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Let me clarify I must have used statue of limitations incorrectly. We know they issued a warrant and it is current. Will the warrant ever expire or go away after some amount of time.
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My friend may want to call later but she is not with me now.

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ANSWER: No, a warrant does not expire. Once issued, the only way to deal with it is in front of a judge.

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