Plano, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: When does statute of limitations no longer apply: arrest warrant, indictment, or conviction? What happens if it changes?

I had an arrest warrant issued in 2009 I turned myself in 2011 (valid reason), but was never indicted. The statue of limitations was 10 years after the victim turns 18. In 2014 it was abolished. Do I still fall under the 10 years after the victim turns 18? Does the statute even matter since I was arrested

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Bradley Banks
Bradley Banks
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Indianapolis, IN

A: Typically statute of limitations is tolled or paused at the time charges are filed.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: The limitations clock keeps ticking down until the formal charges are filed... which for a felony means indictment.

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