08 Mar Can I Still be Charged for a Crime 10 Years Later?
If you committed some sort of illegal action some years ago, and continue to think about how you got away with it. If you worry that it is going to come back and haunt you one day, you should learn what ‘statute of limitations’ means.
A statute of limitations refers to the time within which legal proceedings may be brought against the suspect. This time period ranges based on what the crime is – it could be 5 years, 10 years, or there may not be a statute of limitations at all, like for very serious crimes such as murder. The clock starts ticking when the crime has been discovered.
So, if you committed a crime 3 years ago, and prosecutors have 5 years to charge you, you can be charged anytime between now and 2 years. However, if you committed a crime 6 years ago and the statute of limitations was 3 years, you are off the hook.
So if you are worrying about whether or not you can still get in trouble for something illegal you did a few years back, look up the statute of limitations for the crime.
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