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What is the Criminal Statute of Limitations? A statute of limitations is a law that does not allow prosecutors to charge a person with a crime that was committed more than a specified number of years ago. If you have questions regarding whether or not the statute of limitations has run out on a crime, a legal Expert can answer your questions.

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From the day of discovery, what is the Criminal Statute of Limitations for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife?

For prosecution of a misdemeanor, California has a one year statute of limitations, and the statute of limitations almost always runs from the date of the alleged offense, not from the date it is discovered. The only exceptions are certain sex crimes and certain crimes listed in Penal Code §803 and §803.5.

In Texas, what is the Criminal Statute of Limitations on a bad check?

In Texas, the statute of limitations is two years for misdemeanors, such as a bad check.

Does North Carolina have a Criminal Statute of Limitations on its marijuana tax revenue, and if so, what are the details?

The 1969 case of Leary v. United States found the Marijuana Tax Act to be unconstitutional because it violated the Fifth Amendment. North Carolina has a two year statute of limitations on misdemeanors, and no statute of limitations on felonies. However, even in the absence of a statute of limitations, there is a doctrine called laches that prevents the state from charging a person with a crime after an unreasonable prejudicial delay.

In Florida, is there a Criminal Statute of Limitations on third degree felonies?

There is a statute of limitations, but the length depends on what third degree felony was committed.

In Nevada, is there a Criminal Statute of Limitations on home invasions?

In Nevada, home invasion would be considered robbery and have a four year statute of limitations.

In Oregon, what is the Criminal Statute of Limitations on statutory rape?

Oregon Code Section 131.125, 145, 155 is as follows: "Sexual felonies, including criminal mistreatment sexual abuse in 1st and 2nd degree, rape, sodomy, incest, promoting or compelling prostitution: 6 years; or if the victim was under 18 years of age at the time of the offense: any time before the victim turns 24 years old, or whichever occurs first, others sexual felonies: 3 years. Misdemeanors: Sexual misdemeanors, sexual abuse in the 3rd degree or sending, furnishing, exhibiting or displaying obscene materials to minors: 4 years after the offense is reported, or if the victim is under 18 years old, upon turning 22 years old, whichever occurs first." Therefore the statute of limitations depends on the details of the statutory rape charge.

In Texas, is there a Criminal Statute of Limitations for Driving Under the Influence?

The statute of limitations is two years if charged as a misdemeanor, and three years if charged as a felony.

What is Florida’s Criminal Statute of Limitations on grand theft and selling stolen property?

In Florida, these charges have a three year statute of limitations. The time is measured from the time that the theft occurred, or should have first reasonably been discovered.

In Louisiana, what is the Criminal Statute of Limitations on a theft charge?

In Louisiana, the statute of limitations is four years from the date of the incident, if it’s a felony offense, and six months on a misdemeanor, where only a fine is possible, two years on a misdemeanor where jail is possible. Certain things can stop the statute from running, such as the defendant leaving the state or going into hiding.

The Criminal Statute of Limitations varies from state to state. If you have questions, it is important to know where to go to for fast, accurate answers. Verified legal Experts are available online to assist you day or night at your convenience. Experts are backed by years of experience they use to customize your answers with. 

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