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Asked on: 6/10/06, 5:53 pm

statue of limitations

I was recently arrested on warrants from 1999, almost 7 years ago. The warrent was for Battery/Simple-Statue S784.03 and Criminal Mischief ($200 or less)-Statue S806.13.

I was never arrested on the charges and was unaware of the entire situation until I was arrested yesterday. I have read that the statue of limitations for any misdeamenaor offense is 2 years. If this is the case, shouldn't these charges automatically be dropped when I appear in court or should I seek legal representation to make sure that I am cleared of the charges. This incident happened 7 years ago and I was never arrested on assault charges. I am currently active in my commuity as a coach and fear that an assualt charge may interfere with my ability to keep coaching. What advice can you offer?

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