If you have a warrant that means the case was filed a long time ago. Statutes of limitation limit the time within which an action can be brought. If it was filed way back when and you were only picked up on it now, you have potentially other motions (if the case will still be prosecuted), but statute of limitations isn't going to be one of them.
A statute of limitations deals with the time in which a charge must be filed. If there is a warrant outstanding, the charges have been filed. A warrant will remain open and you are subject to being arrested at anytime unless and until the charges are dropped or you clear the warrant by turning yourself in or are arrested.
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In Alabama, the statute of limitations for misdemeanor offenses is 12 months. Negotiating a worthless instrument (writing a bad check) is a misdemeanor. So, if that were the charge, the statute of limitations might have passed.
However, there's no statute of limitations for offenses involving forgery. So, if you've been charged with forgery, even though it was 24 years ago, the State could still prosecute you.
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