I never pressed charges cause he had a drug addiction but I would like to know if now can I proceed with charging him with forgery. He still is the same person now as he was back then
Whether charges are filed is up to the prosecutor, not you. What you can do is contact the police to report this crime, and see how the process goes. The length of time you describe makes it less likely that the District Attorney's Office would choose to proceed.
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Possibly, since the statute of limitations is generally 6 years for a felony, but I very much doubt it would be prosecuted. Maybe help him with his problem, walk away and forget it. The DA will see the motive and failure to take action in five years will likely sink your ship. Just being honest. Walk away.
You are still within the statute of limitations for a felony in WI, so you can certainly report it. As noted, even if the Sheriff's accepts the report, the DA will make the final decision in terms of whether or not it is worth their while this long after the fact. If they are interested in him for other reasons, the answer might be "yes."
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