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I was on bail and got caught w/ drugs. Should I have been arrested? It’s been 18 months and I just got 3 charges. case dropped??: I was out on bail 10/15/18, police searched my vehicle and found marijuana, two meth pipes, an open can of beer, and a bag of meth. No charges were filed that day, we weren’t told we’d have any charges, and we were free to go. me and my boyfriend did not admit to anything being ours besides the weed and alcohol being mine, but we kept silent about any meth related questions. 4/15/20 I checked my record online and saw a filed charge 18 months later for felony meth possession, misdemeanor THC possession, and bail jumping on the same case. I have court in 2 months.

Because I didn’t get arrested on 10/15/18 while being on bail and getting in trouble w/ drugs— does my case stand a chance at getting thrown out? Or dropped?

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Asked 3 months ago in Criminal Defense

Jeffrey’s answer: The statute of limitations for a felony is six years. Therefore, the fact that 18 months passed before the charged you is not grounds for a motion to dismiss. The probable reason for the delay is that law enforcement was conducting a larger conspiracy investigation. If they arrested you and charged you, that would potentially blow the investigation because then the witnesses would have to be disclosed.

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