the case is 11 years old and never went to court
With rare exceptions for Murder, CSC 1st, Identity Theft and other specified felonies, Michigan's statute of limitations is 6 years.
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The fact that a case is dismissed does not prevent it from being reopened, unless a jury was already sworn at the time of dismissal. If dismissed during trial, the double jeopardy clause of the constitution would usually prevent reopening the case. If dismissed before trial, then double jeopardy does not apply. However, the time that has passed might make the charges impossible to bring because of the statute of limitations. For several serious crimes there are no time limits, but for most crimes the time limit is 6 years. Consult with an attorney.
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