If I keyed my ex-boyfriend’s car 3 years ago, can he still press charges against me?

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If I keyed my ex-boyfriend’s car 3 years ago, can he still press charges against me?

I saw him recently and he mentioned that a mutual friend of ours told him I did. A few days later I apologized and told him that I would be happy to take financial responsibility for my foolish actions.

Asked on September 10, 2012 under Criminal Law, Texas

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

There is nothing prohibiting your "ex" from filing a police report with respect to the vandalism that you did to his car three years ago at this time. The issue is whether or not the district attorney's office would be willing to file charges against you in the criminal arena and if so, your any charge or charges be time barred by your state's statute of limitations.


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