My question involves criminal law for the state of: New Jersey
I was charged with shoplifting in the amount of under $200 which is a disorderly persons charge in NJ. This is my first cri inal charge ever. I was arressted on 7/16/2011 and my next court date is 7/27/2012. I have read that the statue of limitations on this charge is one year from the date of arresst. I have had prior court dates some which I attended and others I missed and was issued a warrant for my arresst. My question is will the warrant for arressst affect the one year time statue of limitations or not and if so in what way will it be effected?