What is the statute of limitations in Idaho for a human trafficking victim to press charges against their trafficker?
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People don’t “press charges” they just report things to the police. It is up to the police, along with the prosecutor, to investigate and determine if there is a case to prosecute.
The general statute of limitations for Idaho felonies is 5 years. For misdemeanors, 1 year. Depending on the facts, federal law might be in play and I do not practice in that area. I would assume fed law has lengthy SOLs.
A delay in reporting criminal events can make it much harder for the state to prosecute, but you should rely on the police and prosecutor to evaluate that in this situation.
This is intended for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon. Legal problems are very fact-specific and anyone with a legal problem should consult with an attorney.