Saint Louis, MO asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Minnesota

Q: Does statue limitations apply to convictions

3 Lawyer Answers
William Bailey
William Bailey
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: The statute of limitations refers to the period of time between a criminal act and the filing of a charge.

If you are talking about enhanceability there is often a period of time after which a prior conviction can no longer be used.

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: This question doesn’t really make much sense. Contact an attorney directly.

William Bailey agrees with this answer

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: The question is not clear. But, a statute of limitations limits a person (or prosecutor) from filing an effective legal claim with the court, unless they either serve the opposing party (most civil) or file the charging document with the court (criminal) within the applicable time period. So it limits the time for filing the criminal charge with the court. If a person has been convicted of a crime, that would happen after the charge was filed with the court. So a statute of limitations should have no effect on the charge a person was convicted of, since the charge was filed long before the conviction.

William Bailey agrees with this answer

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