Legal Question in Criminal Law in Tennessee

What is the statute of limitations in tennessee for violating probation by leaving state of tennessee 25 years ago? (served 6 months of 3 yr probation)

Asked on 7/22/10, 9:36 am

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There is no statute of limitations, there are certain court-made rules about stale cases, latches, estoppel (all legal terms for "t'aint fair to sit on a Violation of Probation for so long."

Those rules don't apply when the Defendant absconds, unless the State knows exactly where he/she is, and is capable of getting custody of the Defendant and returning him/her to Tennessee.

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7/23/10, 11:49 am

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