Riverton, WY asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Utah

Q: If you did a crime when you were 14 and no one found out until you were 18 can they still charge you?

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Michael S. Edwards
Michael S. Edwards
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Layton, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: It depends on the crime. Misdemeanors have a two year statute of limitation. Most felonies have a four year statute of limitation. However, there are some offenses, like sex offenses and homicides that don't have those limitations. Thus, for those offenses you can be charged as an adult for something you allegedly did when you were a minor. I recommend that you have a consultation with a skilled criminal defense attorney to discuss your case in more detail.

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. agrees with this answer

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • St. George, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: Maybe. Not enough facts here to answer.

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