Q: Can I go to jail for a crime i did at 12-13 years old?
Would I get charged as a minor or and adult or not at all for a crime that I did around 12-13 years of age, now that ima 17 years, and they reported me at 18 with no evidence, only oral statements?
A: It all depends on the case. You need to have your parents hire a Criminal Defense Attorney to assist you with this matter right away. Statements are evidence, so to day there is no evidence is not a correct statement.
1. NEVER admit to committing a crime in social media.
2. Two years after the commission of a Misdemeanor OR Five years after the commission of a Felony, you CANNOT be charged with ANY crime unless it was MURDER, which has no SOL (Statute of Limitations).
3. The filing of Criminal Charges is what you need to focus on. Unless you murdered someone, NO crime committed more than 5 years ago can be Charged today. If you were charged, at the time, and only just were arrested, it depends upon money factors to be considered by the State's Attorney and the Court. Consult a Criminal defense attorney with all of the details and seek his/her advice.
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