Warren Township, NJ asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey

Q: Hi if someone sold some drugs when they were 14 4 years ago is there any possibility they get arrested for it

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H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Its still possible to get arrested, but the longer you go the less likely you will be arrested for it. Generally the statute of limitations for most criminal drug charges is either 1 or 5 years depending on the charge.

James A. Abate
James A. Abate
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Somerville, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: While it might be theoretically possible, I have never heard of such a thing happening.

Michael A. Smolensky
Michael A. Smolensky
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cinnaminson, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Though unlikely, a possibility exists. More information is required. Based on the limited information available in the question, the issuance of a Juvenile Delinquency summons or warrant follows the filing of a complaint, a review of the complaint to determine whether it satisfies the requirements of probable cause, and a recommendation of court action by the court intake service. If a summons issues, then the individual who is now 18 will not be arrested. The issuance of a warrant will depend on whether the Judge finds the nature of the case requires immediate custody. As with so many legal issues, if this is a genuine concern then seeking the advice of competent counsel in a private consultation might be worth your time.

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