My question involves criminal law for the state of: Texas.
First of all, thank you in advance for your help.
I'm a writer, and I need a bit of assistance with a major plot issue. As it is, my book is set in Texas, but I can change the setting if another state's laws suit my plot better. Is the following situation plausible?
Let's say Jane Doe was charged with indecent exposure, lewd conduct, and underage drinking at the age of eighteen, but she wasn't arrested and left town before the charges were filed. She's been completely unaware of the charges against her, and now several years have passed (how many years can I get away with here?). She discovers the charges while trying to renew a license, and must return to the county where the crimes occurred to resolve the issue.
What do you think? Possible or ridiculous?