Oklahoma City, OK asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma

Q: What are the statute of limitations on 3rd dui leaving scene of accident where damage was done and eludin police?

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Craig M. Hoehns
Craig M. Hoehns
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: A statute of limitations requires the prosecutor to file charges within a certain period of time after the commission of a criminal offense. For DUI and eluding, the statute of limitations in Oklahoma requires the prosecutor to file charges within three (3) years. (See generally Oklahoma Statutes, Title 22, Section 152: http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=70298). The time counting towards the three (3) year period only accrues if the accused is in the state; if the accused leaves the state or is not usually within the state, accrual of time towards the three (3) year period stops. (See Oklahoma Statutes, Title 22, Section 153: http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=70299)

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