Is there a statute of limitations on a Class A Misdemeanor in the State of Alabama?

Asked about 2 years ago - Woodinville, WA

I'm being contacted about something that happened over 12 years ago and involved a BK.

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    Answered . You need the assistance of qualified criminal defense attorney licensed and practicing in Alabama to answer this question.

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    Answered . Ask a lawyer in Alabama,

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    Answered . "Unless otherwise provided, the prosecution of all misdemeanors before a circuit or district court must be commenced within 12 months after the commission of the offense." Code of Alabama 1975, section 15-3-2.

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Misdemeanor crime

A misdemeanor is a lesser criminal charge, such as trespassing or disorderly conduct, that is punishable by less than one year in prison and/or a fine.

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