Q: 15 Year old case
I was arrested 15 years ago. Las Vegas, Felon in Possession of a Firearm. I was bonded out. I absconded before my arraignment. Ive been pulled over in the state where I live and told I have an outstanding warrant in NV but they declined extradition. My mothers dying and I want to go home. When I left Vegas, there was a statute of limitations of the charges I believe, but since then, Ive heard that there are no statutes of limitations in the state of NV. Is that true. Could I be grandfathered in under the old law? How do I handle this. Ive gone to the district court website and could find no info on the warrant. What should I do.
A: The statute of limitation has not changed but, unfortunately, when you fled the jurisdiction you tolled the statute. Depending on how many prior felonies your attorney may be able to avoid imprisonment when you decide to face the charges. Or you can wait to be stopped on a traffic violation and get extradited to San Miguel County
A: They won’t extradite during COVID but it’s worth taking care of. Although you asked for a New Mexico lawyer it sounds like the case is from Nevada so you’ll need to hire someone where you are arrested. A lot of stuff is getting handled by videoconference during the pandemic so don’t delay.
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