Q: What is the Florida statue number and the statue of limitations for criminal court case in Tallahassee?
Is there a statue of limitations?
If so, how long?
Also, is there a statue pretaining to how long these cases can be continued in Florida court system without being settled?
-GRAND THEFT (OVER $20,000)
-FTA/GRAND THEFT (OVER $20,000)
-BURGLARY OF CONVEYANCE
FTA/BURGLARY OF CONVEYANCE
Pursuant to Florida Statute 812.035(10), a five year Statute of Limitations applies to the crime of Grand Theft and controls over the general statute of limitations otherwise applicable in all criminal cases under section 775.15. As a result, a prosecution for Grand Theft can be brought up to five years after the offense was committed.
The burglary charge has a 3-year SOL.
Cases are often postponed due to overcrowded dockets, discovery disclosure delays, and in many cases when the Defendant fails to appear. In your example above the charges are listed with an "FTA" designation (meaning Failure to Appear). A defendant who has failed to appear or voluntarily absented himself from the jurisdiction has waived some speedy trial and statute of limitations rights.
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