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What is the statute of limitations on a Class A felony in NY state for possession or a narcotic

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In most instances, the statute of limitations for a drug felony is five years. You can google the actual statute and then do further research on the exact time limitation relative to the charge. If the person is a predicate felon then he hopefully finds good representation as the sentence could be serious. I suggest meeting with an experienced criminal defense attorney to discuss the issue in detail. Good luck.

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A prosecution for a Class A felony can be commenced at any time.

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According to New York Crim. Proc. §30.10(2)(a)

A prosecution for a class-A felony, (or Rape 1, Aggravated Sex Abuse 1, Course of Sexual Conduct against a Child 1), may be commenced at any time.

If the case is very old, there may be some advantages that an experienced defense attorney can exploit. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any additional questions. I am a former prosecutor with over 15 years experience specializing in criminal law.

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