If I’ve had a report filed aganst me for something that people are claiming happened 9 years ago, can charges be filed after all these years?

Asked on November 9, 2014 under Criminal Law, Utah

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Charges can be filed against you and you can be subject to criminal prosecution if the statute of limitations has not expired.

If the statute of limitations has expired, you can assert this as a defense to the criminal charges filed against you.

If the statute of limitations has expired, the prosecutor won't pursue the matter.


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