Statute of limitations on fraudulent checks

I was told by sheriff office Montgomery County PA that I would be going to court for bad check charges from 2012 because I wouldnt make arrangements to satisfy the complaint. Should my charges be dismissed in court due to the statute of limitations and because my phone number the way they contacted me today hasn’t changed in over a decade.

Asked on October 10, 2017 under Criminal Law, Pennsylvania


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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

The statute of limitations has to do with the time in which charges must be brought against a person. Once they are charged, as in your case, then no time limit applies. As for the rest of your situation, you should consult directly with a criminal law attorney; they can best advise you further after hearing all of the details of your case.

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