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Robbery Statute Of Limitations

Postby Onslowe » Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:05 pm

  If someone is a suspect in an armed robbery of a person and could not be found, could they be charged and convicted after 7 years?
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Robbery Statute Of Limitations

Postby hagalean100 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:40 pm

  If someone is a suspect in an armed robbery of a person and could not be found, could they be charged and convicted after 7 years?
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Postby Sammy » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:00 am

  You probably have the legal term "statute of limitations" confused with something else.  Statute of limitations means that the police have a certain amount of time to obtain a warrant for someone. It has nothing to do with the suspect "not be found".  However if the case was open and the suspect was unknown then it would depend on the law in the state where the crime was committed.  Some states have no statute of limitations for felonies while others do.
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