Q: When det. interview me I said I didn't remember, so my ex wldnt get trble.Can I go bk 2 yrs later and re file charges ?
He was arrested at time but I didn't want him in trouble cause I was scared of him. Now I'm free and in therapy. Can I refile now that I'm strong enough to admit what he did?
A: It depends on the alleged crime (see link at bottom).
The statute of limitations for misdemeanors is 1 year, so those are out.
If a felony, the time limit could be 3 years or unlimited.
A: Domestic Battery III has a one year statute of limitations so you probably can't go back two years. If the injury was bad enough, it could be a felony. Still, this is the paradox of domestic battery. The victim is unable to prosecute their abuser. I'm glad you are strong now though. Good for you. Teach others how to get out of bad relationships or better yet, avoid them altogether.
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