What to do if my mother is talking about pressing charges for jewlery theft from 2 years ago?

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What to do if my mother is talking about pressing charges for jewlery theft from 2 years ago?

I moved in for about a year last year and all was forgiven. Can shenow do anything or not?

Asked on February 6, 2014 under Criminal Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

Richard Southard / Law Office of Richard Southard

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

It depends on the value of the jewelry.  The Statute of Limitations on when a misdemeanor theft crime can be brought is two years.  If the value of the property is over $1000 then it raises the charge to a felony (Grand Larceny) and the Statute of Limitations is 5 years.  Depending on the facts, she may still file a criminal complaint with the police; however, no attorney can answer whether or not the police will pursue it since so much time has passed.


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