I received a DUI January 5, 2011 and they had cancelled my other court dates. I now have a jury trial scheduled for January 30, 2014, which is 3 years 25 days after I received the dui. Just wondering if there was a time limit to prosecute misdemeanors? This is my second offense.
Statutes of limitation go to the time limits for commencing a prosecution, so if you have had an open case since 2011, it simply does not apply to your situation. While the age of the case is unusual, it is not, by itself, grounds for dismissal. If your contested case has been open this long, I suspect you may have a lawyer. If so, that person, who is familiar with your case, is in a far better position to answer questions than anyone on the web. Schedule a time to review your concerns with your lawyer. If you don't have one, get one. Good luck.
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