I am the defendant in a criminal case that has yet to go trial. I need to file a civil claim against the only witness in this criminal case, but the witness now resides in another state. The civil rights issue occurred in my state and this witness lived here at the time of occurrence. Does my state still have
jurisdiction over this witness, or would I need to file a claim in the state where this person now resides?
Yes, I'm familiar with the long arm statute, so does that apply here? Could I do either?
Also, should I wait until my criminal trial has passed or is dismissed because the criminal charge is related to to the civil claim I want to pursue.
I'm wondering if this would be an exception to statute of limitations.
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