This case is from 1982, is listed as a misdemeanor for DUI and no warrent was issued as far as I know. The case is in Haverhill MA and I live in Florida. Is there a statute of limitations, or some way to have this matter closed?
I agree with my colleagues. Contact a MA criminal defense attorney in that area to determine whether the case is, in fact, open. If the charge is still pending, given the age of the case, s/he may be able to convince the prosecutor to reduce or dismiss the charge. As a former prosecutor, I can tell you that due to witness inavailability and vast changes in DUI law and testing technology, that case will be nearly impossible to prove.
If there is no warrant it is unlikely that it really is an open case. But you could contact a lawyer in MA to review and see if it really is open, and see what can be done to resolve it. A statute of limitations defense prevents filing after a certain date, this is not a statute of limitations question.
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