Have a Statute of Limitations and indictment question.

Asked over 1 year ago - Harlingen, TX

I know an indictment will toll the Statute of Limitations for the crime indicted for.But does that indictment toll the sol for any unrelated crime also?

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  1. Shawn H. Smith

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    Answered . I agree with the other attorney, I am not sure how indictment on one offense would effect unrelated offenses.

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  2. Raymond George Wigell

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    Answered . One does not effect the other.

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  3. Anthony Michael Solis

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    Answered . An indictment doesn't toll a statute of limitations, per se. If an indictment has been brought with the limitation period, then the statute doesn't need to be tolled because charges were brought. Statutes of limitation deal with the time within which charges can be brought. That time period can be tolled (extended) under certain circumstances. While you'd have to look at the statute you're worried about, if it is unrelated, it probably doesn't toll the Statute of Limitations.

  4. Stephen F Wallace

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