Mobile, AL asked in Banking and Criminal Law for Oklahoma

Q: Is there a Statute of Limitations for a misdemeanor worthless check in the state of Oklahoma?

Ive been accused of issuing a worthless check in 2004 in OK. Ive asked to see the check or to be given the name of the merchant as I dont recall writing any bad checks for $17. I left the state in '04 due to military PCS and was never informed about this check until a week ago. The DA offered me a plea deal with 707 in fines for a deferred sentence.

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Josh Davis
Josh Davis
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Enid, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Depends on when they filed the case against you. Generally if it's filed within a couplw years of the check they are good without looking at the statute. However, you might have grounds to file a Motion to Dismiss for Failure to Prosecute due to the length of time it's taken them to apprehend you.

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