What is the statue of limitations regarding criminally charging someone for threatening your life in New York?

Asked about 1 year ago - Ithaca, NY

What is the statue of limitations regarding criminally charging someone for threatening your life in New York?

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and what circumstances would make them still remain as a danger to someone's life?

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  1. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . 2 years for a misdemeanor 5 for a felony.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been doing criminal defense work for over 17 years. I was... more
  2. Ernest DuBose

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    Answered . 5 years for a felony. They are a danger if they are still threatening your life

  3. Joyce Judith Balaban David

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    Answered . If it's a misdemeanor, the statute of limitations is two years. If it's a felony, it's five years.

  4. Stephen C. Cooper

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    Answered . There is no specific statute for "threatening another life". The acts could be classified as a violation (harassment) a misdemeanor (menacing & aggravated harassment) or perhaps a felony if the threat was used to gain something (coercion or extortion). The statute of limitations for felonies (except Murder) is 5 years. The Statute of Limitations for a misdemeanor is 2 years.

  5. Stephen F Wallace

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    Answered . Under 18 USC § 3282 a Grand Jury must issue a Federal indictment within five (5) years after the defendant committed the offense.

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