There is a set period of time after a crime has been committed during which the perpetrator can be charged. This time period is set by the legislature and is referred to as the statute of limitations. After this period of time has elapsed, a person cannot be charged with the crime, and if charged may raise
the statute of limitations as a defense.
States differ in the length of time allowed for prosecution of criminal charges under their statutes of limitations. Typically, petty offenses may have a short statute of limitations of three to five years, while more serious crimes may have statutes of limitations from five to 20 years. Some crimes are of such a nature that there is no statute of limitations. These crimes typically include murder, rape, robbery, and arson.
Generally speaking, state, local, or federal law enforcement agencies (a.k.a. "the law") must file charges within the statute of limitations of the particular crime charged. In this case, based on the brief facts stated above, it sounds as if the law brought charges well within any conceivable statute of limitations.
A separate issue would be whether the warrant violated the defendant's Fourth Amendment Right against unreasonable searches and seizures. Of course, this is a separate issue entirely and one which would best be addressed by an attorney in your area who has experience defending criminal cases.
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