Is there a statute of limitations on Grand Larceny?

My son in law is being extradited on an
outstanding warrant after 15 years from
Texas to South Dakota. But isn’t there
a. Statute of limitations on this
crime? If not, how much time in jail
will he be looking at?

Asked on September 26, 2018 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

In criminal law, the statute of limitations only applies to the time in which charges must be filed. Once they are, then there is no limit on the number of years that a person can be arrested and extradited back to the jurisdiction in question. As to how much time your son-in-law is looking at will be up to the presiding judge. Quite frankly, if he has not already done so at this point, he should retain a criminal defense attorney; they can best advise him further.

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

In criminal law, the statute of limitations only applies to the time in which charges must be filed. Once they are, then there is no limit on the number of years that a person can be arrested and extradited back to the jurisdiction in question. As to how much time your son-in-law is looking at will be up to the presiding judge. Quite frankly, if he has not already done so at this point, he should retain a criminal defense attorney; they can best advise him further.


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