What is the statute of limitations for possessions of methamphetamine? 32 Answers as of May 29, 2013

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Law Offices of Mark L. Smith
Law Offices of Mark L. Smith | Mark L. Smith
Here is Rhode Island Statute of limitations 12-12-17. Slimitations (a) There shall be no statute of limitations for the following offenses: treason against the state, any homicide, arson, first degree arson, second degree arson, third degree arson, burglary, counterfeiting, forgery, robbery, rape, first degree sexual assault, first degree child molestation sexual assault, second degree child molestation sexual assault, bigamy, manufacturing, selling, distribution or possession with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute a controlled substance under the Uniform Controlled Substance Act, chapter 28 of title 21, or any other offense for which the maximum penalty provided is life imprisonment. (b) The statute of limitations for the following offenses shall be ten (10) years: larceny under _11-41-2_ (http://aol.casemakerlegal.com/bDocView.aspx categoryAlias=STATUTES&state=RI&strdataType=STAT&catCalled=Statutes&state cd=RI&codesec=11-41-2&sessionyr=2011&Title=11&datatype=S&noheader=0&nojumpms g=0) (receiving stolen goods), _11-41-3_ (http://aol.casemakerlegal.com/bDocView.aspx?categoryAlias=STATUTES&state=RI&strdataType=STAT&catCalled=Sta tutes&statecd=RI&codesec=11-41-3&sessionyr=2011&Title=11&datatype=S&noheader =0&nojumpmsg=0) (embezzlement and fraudulent conversion), ? _11-41-4_ (http://aol.casemakerlegal.com/bDocView.aspx?categoryAlias=STATUTES&state=RI&str dataType=STAT&catCalled=Statutes&statecd=RI&codesec=11-41-4&sessionyr=2011&T itle=11&datatype=S&noheader=0&nojumpmsg=0) (obtaining property by false pretenses or personation), ? _11-41-11_ (http://aol.casemakerlegal.com/bDocView.aspx?categoryAlias=STATUTES&state=RI&strdataType=STAT&catCalled=Statutes&s tatecd=RI&codesec=11-41-11&sessionyr=2011&Title=11&datatype=S&noheader=0&noj umpmsg=0) (embezzlement by bank officer or employee), ? _11-41-12_ (http://aol.casemakerlegal.com/bDocView.aspx?categoryAlias=STATUTES&state=RI&strdat aType=STAT&catCalled=Statutes&statecd=RI&codesec=11-41-12&sessionyr=2011&Tit le=11&datatype=S&noheader=0&nojumpmsg=0) (fraudulent conversion by agent or factor), and ? _11-41-13_ (http://aol.casemakerlegal.com/bDocView.aspx?categoryAlias=STATUTES&state=RI&strdataType=STAT&catCalled=Statutes&statecd=RI& codesec=11-41-13&sessionyr=2011&Title=11&datatype=S&noheader=0&nojumpmsg=0) (obtaining signature by false pretenses), or any larceny which is punishable as a felony; any violation of chapter 7 of title 11 (bribery); any violation of ? _11-18-1_ (http://aol.casemakerlegal.com/bDocView.aspx?categoryAlias=STATUTES&state=RI&strdataType=STAT&catCalled=Statutes&statecd=RI&codesec =11-18-1&sessionyr=2011&Title=11&datatype=S&noheader=0&nojumpmsg=0) (giving false document to agent, employee, or public official); perjury; any violation of chapter 42 of title 11 (threats and extortion); any violation of chapter 15 of title 7 (racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations); any violation of chapter 57 of title 11 (racketeer violence); or any violation of chapter 36 of title 6 (antitrust law). (c) The statute of limitations for any other criminal offense shall be three (3) years unless a longer statute of limitations is otherwise provided for in the general laws. (d) Any person who participates in any offense, either as a principal accessory, or conspirator shall be subject to the same statute of limitations as if the person had committed the substantive offense. (e) The statute of limitations for any violation of chapter 18.9 of title 23 (refuse disposal), chapter 19 of title 23 (solid waste management corporation), chapter 19.1 of title 23 (hazardous waste management), chapter 12 of title 46 (water pollution), and chapter 13 of title 46 (public drinking water supply) shall be seven (7) years from the time that the facts constituting the offense or violation shall have become known to law enforcement authorities, unless a longer statute of limitations is otherwise provided for in the general laws.
Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
Replied: 8/28/2012
The Law Offices of Stephen L. Richards | Stephen L. Richards
That would be three years.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 8/27/2012
Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
Straight possession 3 years.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/27/2012
Law office of Robert D. Scott | Robert Scott
If is is a misdemeanor, generally, three years.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 8/27/2012
Timothy J. Thill P.C.
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
In Illinois, charges must be filed within three years of the date of occurrence.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 8/27/2012
    Edward  D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
    Edward D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law | Edward D. Dowling IV
    I would have to do research and it may depend on the quantity of the drug. You could hire an attorney to research it.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 8/27/2012
    Law Office of Phillip Weiser
    Law Office of Phillip Weiser | Phillip L. Weiser
    Five years in Kansas.
    Answer Applies to: Kansas
    Replied: 8/27/2012
    LynchLaw
    LynchLaw | Michael Thomas Lynch
    It depends on other factors. So long as it was not possessed for sale, or in combination of some other crime, it could be charged as a misdemeanor. As a misdemeanor it would carry a one year statute of limitation. On the other hand, under Penal Code section 801, prosecution for an offense punishable by imprisonment in the state prison or pursuant to subdivision (h) of section 1170 shall be commenced within three years after commission of the offense. A charge of simple felony possession would expose someone to a maximum sentence of three years and therefore have a three year statute of limitations.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/27/2012
    Nelson & Lawless
    Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
    Misdemeanors are one year from discovery of the crime, felonies are from one to seven years, for police and prosecutors to file charges. Once filed, if a warrant is issued, warrants are forever until you are caught.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/27/2012
    Law Office of Christopher G Humphrey PC | Christopher G Humphrey
    There is not statute of limitation in Wyoming. There is no limitation on any crime.
    Answer Applies to: Wyoming
    Replied: 8/27/2012
    Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq.
    Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq. | Jeffrey Lawrence Pollock
    Depending upon the state, probably 2 years.
    Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
    Replied: 8/27/2012
    Mace J. Yampolsky, LTD
    Mace J. Yampolsky, LTD | Mace Yampolsky
    5 years.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 8/27/2012
    Beaulier Law Office
    Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
    First of all, the Statute of Limitations applies to te time period from when an offense occurs and when it is charger. After it is charged there is no limitation period. Second, many felonies under Minnesota law have a Statutory limitation period of 3 years.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 8/27/2012
    Law Offices of John Carney
    Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
    For most crimes the statute of limitations is 5 years unless you abscond, jump bail, or fail to appear in court. The prosecutor may have to show that he used "due diligence" to locate you. Many cases are dismissed after 5 years because the defendant left town. If you commit a crime and the police charge you 5 years later your lawyer will maker a motion to dismiss and the judge will decide the motion with or without a hearing on the issues.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 8/27/2012
    Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law
    Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law | Charles M. Schiff
    In Minnesota, the statute of limitations for this crime is three (3) years.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 8/27/2012
    Fairlie & Lippy, P.C.
    Fairlie & Lippy, P.C. | Steven Fairlie
    I believe it is probably five years. Look at section 5552 or that vicinity.
    Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
    Replied: 8/27/2012
    Myles Hahn III Attorney at Law | Myles Hahn III
    Depends on the amount possessed, how it was packaged, your criminal history, and other factors.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 8/27/2012
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