Does a warrant for a under $50 larceny charge have a statue of limitations?

Is there anyway I can get this cleared by going to court and not have this on my record? I already paid back the person who’s money I took.

Asked on November 18, 2012 under Criminal Law, North Carolina


Wiley Nickel / The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

What county did this happen in?  I'd be happy to give you some advice about your options.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The statute of limitations has to do with the time law enforcement has to bring charges against someone. In your case, charges were already brought. I'm assuming that you did not appear in court regarding the charge of larceny therefore, a warrant for FTA (failure to appear) was issued; either that or you failed to successfully complete the terms of probation etc.

In any event, warrants do not expire. At this point, you should contact a criminal law attorney in the area where all of this occured. They can best advise as to your rights/remedies in this matter.

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