My question involves criminal law for the state of: Mississippi
I was arrested two yrs ago last month, for (felony) possession of a controlled substance (oxycontin)
I was in jail for 2 days, and had a bond hearing on the 2nd day. I was bailed out shortly thereafter. I acquired an attorney and paid him 5000 dollars as a retainer. I entered outpatient rehabilitation 2 weeks after being released and stayed in until last month, being drug tested randomly for 2 yrs and not ever having a illicit drug screen. I also had a baby last year. I went back to college a year ago, and have completed all my pre-reqs for nursing school. I was accepted into the nursing program and am to start my nursing classes in August. Basically, everything in my life is going very well.
I am required to undergo a fingerprint background check with everyone else in my class in August. My question is, since the DA never brought charges against me, have the time limitations passed for them to bring charges against me? From what I have found, the law in MS is that they have two years to bring charges from the date that the crime was allegedly committed, as long as it is not murder, rape, robbery, etc. I have not heard a single thing from anyone except my lawyer just checking in and letting me know he hasnt heard anything. I only had a bail hearing in jail, never even a preliminary hearing. Never had a chance to plead not guilty, etc. I am worried sick that I will be a year into nursing school and then they will try to indict me and all this school and hard work will be for nothing, because I cannot get my nursing license with ANY convictions, even misdemeanor. Thanks so much for your help!