What is the statute of limitations on a Class A felony in NY state for possession or a narcotic

Asked over 3 years ago - Rochester, NY

person indicted has previous conviction of unlaw weapon

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  1. Howard A. Schwartz

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . In most instances, the statute of limitations for a drug felony is five years. You can google the actual statute and then do further research on the exact time limitation relative to the charge. If the person is a predicate felon then he hopefully finds good representation as the sentence could be serious. I suggest meeting with an experienced criminal defense attorney to discuss the issue in detail. Good luck.

    I have been a criminal defense attorney for over 20 years. Feel free to view my website at Brooklynlaw.net or... more
  2. Eric Edward Rothstein

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . A prosecution for a Class A felony can be commenced at any time.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases.... more
  3. Richard C. Southard


    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . According to New York Crim. Proc. ยง30.10(2)(a)

    A prosecution for a class-A felony, (or Rape 1, Aggravated Sex Abuse 1, Course of Sexual Conduct against a Child 1), may be commenced at any time.

    If the case is very old, there may be some advantages that an experienced defense attorney can exploit. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any additional questions. I am a former prosecutor with over 15 years experience specializing in criminal law.

    All answers are for information purposes only. Answering this question or any future questions does not form any... more

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