Bridgeport, AL asked in Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: I called the sheriff's office today to get information on an arrest warrant on me. They told me my warrant expired.

Do warrants expire? I asked to speak to a detective and begged them for any information on how I could get the warrant resolved and was told that my warrant had expired. Is this possible? For a felony warrant that is.

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Glenn T. Stern
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A: It's possible. For example, if the arrest warrant was for a misdemeanor charge, the statue of limitations in Georgia to prosecute is two years. So, for example, if the charge was a misdemeanor and older than that, then it may no longer be prosecutable (i.e. "expired").

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