Denver, CO asked in Criminal Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Federal Crimes for Missouri

Q: If it's been 3-4 years without charging someone with a felony, what happens?

Felony drug possession

1 Lawyer Answer
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Under Missouri law, the period of limitation does not run: (1) During any time when the accused is absent from the state, but in no case shall this provision extend the period of limitation otherwise applicable by more than three years; or (2) During any time when the accused is concealing himself from justice either within or without this state;  or (3) During any time when a prosecution against the accused for the offense is pending in this state.

So, it would depend on those mentioned above and any other facts that could affect the statute of limitations.

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