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Misdemeanor Warrant

Postby Corlan » Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:13 am

Hi im having a concern my sister has a warrant for her arrest in illinois, she has a retail theft was suppose to do community service and never did it because they wanted her to pay to do the community service and she didnt have the money, so this was in 2003 the retAIL THEFT BUT THE WARRANT WAS issued in 2004 is there a expiration date on a warrant in illinois, or some type of statue of limitations for 10 years for these type of things to be off youre record
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Misdemeanor Warrant

Postby Chadburn » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:11 am


Sorry about the problem your sister is having.

Statute of limitations deals with the time the state has to issue the warrant from the date of the offense.  Misdemeanors are normally 1- 2 years and felonies are 2-7 years with exceptions for serious crimes and differing between states.

Extradition is normally only reserved for felony level crimes.  Warrants don't expire they are good until the case is withdrawn by the court.  Some states may purge stale warrants on a routine basis by i am not aware of one.

Hope that answered your question

good luck

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