Hagerstown, MD asked in Criminal Law for Maryland

Q: Scott I did check Maryland judicial case search and nothing was there no preliminary nor court date

Why I wondering what the statue of limitations in Maryland was on the criminal citation for possession of cds not Maryjane that all I ever received when we initially got pulled over and released like I was saying that was in February 8th 2022 how much longer do they have before they have to dismiss my charges? thought it was a year but ty for responding earlier in such a timely manner I really appreciate your input and appreciate you taking the time to try to help me with some answers ty again sincerely Mike

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Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Towson, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Once you are served with the criminal citation, this complies with any statute of limitations that may apply. There is no statute of limitations defense in your case if you were issued a criminal citation.

There is a speedy trial issue. You have a constitutional right to a speedy trial. However, you must demand a speedy trial in your case. This will start the clock on any speedy trial issue that can be raised.

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