Q: Is there a statue of limitations for 16-13-32.3?
A: OCGA 17-3-1 outlines the statute of limitations for various crimes. OCGA 16-13-32.3 falls under the standard statute of limitations, which is 4 years. That means that the prosecution has four years to commence prosecution, that is to file an indictment or accusation. It does not mean that a case must be concluded within four years of the date of the alleged crime. Further, there are ways in which the statute of limitations can be tolled. If you are concerned that you may have a case that should be dismissed based on a statute of limitations argument, you should consult with an attorney about the particular facts of your case.
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