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    Default Statute Of Limitations On Warrants

    Hi My son was taken by his biological father 4 years ago, they were on the run for 4 days before being caught by law enforcement. Our Case was being handled in Portland OR. Our case went before a Grand Jury and an arrest warrant was issued. It was a Class C Felony warrant, for Custodial Interferance. He has been on the run ever sense. I am hearing through the grapevine that he is planning on just waiting out the statute of limitations. Does anyone know if there is one? I know if he was arrested that he wouldnt spend much time in jail. But I just want to know if in fact there is a statute of limitations on this warrent.

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Statute Of Limitations?

    Warrants are not subject to the statute of limitations - they do not expire.
    The SOL is simply the time frame the state has to initiate proceedings against a defendant. A warrant indicates that proceedings have begun, and, when a person flees the jurisdiction that also tends to stop the SOL from running. So, he has two strikes against him.

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    Default Re: Statute Of Limitations?

    so a SOL only really comes into play if they had not issued the warrant?

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    Default Re: Statute Of Limitations?

    Quote Quoting jemlilly
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    so a SOL only really comes into play if they had not issued the warrant?
    SOL is the time frame from when the state becomes aware of the crime and files charges.

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    Default Re: Statute Of Limitations On Warrants

    great thank you

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