Q: How long do I have to press charges against a family member who signed a promissary note after promised funds were spent
The statute of limitations is the hard limit beyond which prosecution is barred. You can find them in chapter 12 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure which I will link below. Generally speaking, the longer you wait to report a case, the less interested law enforcement will be. Just because a case can still legally be prosecuted is no guarantee that it will be. Depending on the facts, the cops might tell you that it is a matter for civil court rather than criminal court. There are a different set of limitation rules for civil court... the ones below are only for criminal court.
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