Under Alabama law, a warrant being filed, an indictment being issued or a bind over is necessary. Check for a warrant.
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In the criminal law context, the term 'statute of limitations' means the time period in which to initiate or begin a criminal prosecution. If an arrest warrant was issued in 2007, that event 'tolled' (or stopped) any statute of limitations problem. See, Code of Alabama, 1975, section 15-3-7: 'When prosecution deemed commenced.' which states: "A prosecution may be commenced within the meaning of this chapter by finding an indictment, the issuing of a warrant or by binding over the offender."