No. There is a speedy trial right and a statute of limitations for filing. You are passed both of those. At this point, the warrant will remain until you appear to resolve it. The longer it goes, the worse the situation becomes.
If you failed to appear for sentencing, don't expect to get the same terms you initially agreed to...it will be increased.
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No, statutes of limitations do not apply to sentencing, only to the time allowed to charge someone with a criminal offense . Warrants never expire. You will have to deal with this at some point. It's time to consult with a local criminal attorney.
The answer to your question is, in a word, NO. Otherwise, why would anybody ever be sentenced? Warrants never expire.
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No. To make matters potentially worse, if you entered a Cruz waiver at the time of your plea, you could now face up to the maximum and not just what your originally plead to. You could also face additional charges for not showing up to sentencing in direct violation of the court ordering you to return.
This is going to catch up with you eventually. contact your lawyer (or a new one) to discuss your options.
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There is no statute of limitations for failing to appear at sentencing. I recommend retaining an attorney and scheduling a hearing to get this sorted out. If one waits until one is picked up on a warrant like this, that person will likely sit in custody until the sentencing takes place and could be looking at the maximum punishment for the original crime that was pled.
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