Legal Question in Criminal Law in Virginia

is there a statue of limitations on conviction date and how long they gave to issue a capis and arrest you

Asked on 8/10/13, 8:30 pm

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Michael E. Hendrickson Attorney & Counsellor at Law
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In Virginia the statute of limitations for misdemeanor crimes normally extends

12 months from the date of the alleged commission of the crime.

For felonies there is no statute of limitations and a capias could be issued for your arrest years after the crime was committed.

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Answered on 8/11/13, 8:30 am

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