Can someone be charged with animal abuse for talking about hitting an animal in a recording if it happened in the past year?
Yes. The statute of limitation for a misdemeanor is three years, and the statute of limitations for a felony is generally six years. The recording can be used as evidence of the crime. Whether the recording is enough evidence without anything more is a question for the jury.
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