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Statute of limitations on a felony drug charge in Texas

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If you are charged but never convicted of a felony drug possesion in Texas what is the statute of limitations on this? This happened in 2004 and they were charged but never convicted. They were supposed to go to court but just never showed up. Also if the statute of limitations has already ran out will this charge stay on their record? (This was not in Houston where the felony took place it was in Kingsville, TX)

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That's not how it works. A statute of limitations is how long the State has to file a case after an offense occurs. So if a case was filed and someone just blew it off for 8 years, it will never go away until they turn themselves in on it and deal with it. The warrant will remain active and they could be arrested on it at any time. It will be on their record forever unless the case is dismissed or the person is acquitted at trial and then hires an attorney to expunge the case from his record.

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