I had an amonia for about 3mths and considering I'm Terminally Ill my ammune system isn't that good. They dropped the charges @ 1st then a year later they brought them back up. It has bn 3yrs & I'm still going through the process 4 a Dui. I proved I was sick, but that wasn't good enough 4 them, they seem 2 want this to continue and now I have been baned from getting any help from the Public Defenders Office, however if I would have known it was going to tk this long I would have just hired my own lawyer 4 my case...
If your matter is a misdemeanor DUI, then the statute of limitations is 1year. It sounds like your case is a DUI-Drugs case. Often times, there is a significant delay in filing or refiling charges as is takes a considerable amount of time to get the blood or urine tested. You may want to contact an attorney to discuss your matter further.
As my colleagues have stated, in Arizona, there is a one year statute of limitations for misdemeanor charges. This means the State has one year from the time they knew or should have known that a crime had been committed to file charges. The statute of limitations does not mean the State has one year to resolve your case from the time charges were filed. I suggest speaking with an experienced Arizona DUI attorney to help fight your case.
Matthew L. Lopez, Esq.
Matthew Lopez Law, PLLC
7551 S. Willow Dr., Ste. 102
Tempe, AZ 85283
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