Salt Lake City, UT asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California

Q: What is the statue of limitations on spousal abuse in California and what is it if the person didn't do all requirements

This person was convicted of spousal abuse about 3 yrs ago and spent 4 to 7 days in jail they also had terms and conditions and did not finish them because of mental health problems

2 Lawyer Answers
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: MORE INFO NEEDED.

HOWEVER, IF SENTENCED IT IS NOT SO MUCH A STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS PROBLEM BUT AN OUTSTANDING BENCH WARRANT

Dmitry Gorin agrees with this answer

Dmitry Gorin
Dmitry Gorin
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Statute of limitations is the amount of time a prosecutor has to file charges for a crime. Since they were already convicted and apparently have an outstanding warrant for a violation, SOL doesn't apply here. Warrants don't expire. They need to consult with a criminal lawyer to review legal options.

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