Was sent a letter from Lubbock tx criminal defense attorney. About a hot check from 2002 for $280.00 for a ulititly bill. It says a warrant was issued back in 2003. This is 17yrs later.
The statute of limitations generally says how long after an offense is committed the prosecutors can wait to charge you formally with the offense, not on how long a charge can hang around once it is filed, and not when, if ever, a warrant expires if you're not arrested on it. If you suspect the letter is a fraudulent effort to get money from you, you could call the court for the jurisdiction where the bad check was written and try to find out whether there really is a warrant for your arrest. And you could check with the Texas bar to see if the letter is from a real lawyer.
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