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    Default Statute of Limitations for Felony Drug Warrants

    i have, filed only, warrants for distibution/manufacteuring cocaine 1-5grams.
    im am not planning on running and and i am going to turn myself in very soon but i have a quesation.
    the warrant was issued and i have not been arrested.
    does statute of limitations keep on ticking until i actually go to court?

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    Default Re: Statute of Limitations Felony Drug Warrants

    The statute of limitations stopped running when the warrant was issued.
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    Default Re: Statute of Limitations Felony Drug Warrants

    ok thank you but i also have one other inquiry. will i be able to fly domestically (in and out of unrelated states of the warrant) for work?the warrants are bench warrants i think considering they never went to job sites,relatives houses or my residences???

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    Default Re: Statute of Limitations Felony Drug Warrants

    You've already asked that in another thread.

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    Default Re: Statute of Limitations for Felony Drug Warrants

    that was pertaining to international not domestic

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    Default Re: Statute of Limitations for Felony Drug Warrants

    Actually doesn't the statute toll once the person becomes a fugitive, not necessarily upon the ssuance of the arrest warrant?

    For example, if a subject missed a court appearance on say March 1, 2010, but the warrant was not actually issued until March 15, 2010 (for a clerical reason), wouldn't the statute actually start tolling on March 1, 2010?

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    We're not talking about tolling. We're talking about when the statute stops running. Absence from the state can toll (extend) the limitations period. The authorization of charges stops the statute from running - the statutory period normally starts on the date of the offense and stops running when charges are filed.

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    Default Re: Statute of Limitations for Felony Drug Warrants

    i have, filed only, warrants for distibution/manufacteuring cocaine 1-5grams.
    im am not planning on running and and i am going to turn myself in very soon but i have a quesation.
    the warrant was issued and i have not been arrested.
    does statute of limitations keep on ticking until i actually go to court?
    That makes no sense to me since the original poster references outstanding arrest warrants, yet wants to know if the statute of limitations keeps sruuning until he goes to court. The statute of limitations ceased to run when he became a fugitive. The arrest warrants formalized his fugitivity.

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    No, as was previously explained, you are confusing two different issues. Also, this isn't the "explain legal concepts to Papa Yanqui" thread. If you don't understand the issues being discussed here, you should start your own thread.

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    Default Re: Statute of Limitations for Felony Drug Warrants

    Roger.

    However, I have no confusion whatsoever about this matter or the original poster's plain English.

    The question posed could not be any simpler to comprehend.

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    the warrant was issued and i have not been arrested.
    does statute of limitations keep on ticking until i actually go to court?
    To the original poster: The simple answer to your question is no, the statute does not keep on ticking until you go to court. It is tolled for as long as you are a fugitive. Once you cease to be a fugitive (e.g. are arrested on that warrant or surrender) the clock begins running again.

    That cessation of the continued ticking of the statute of limitations is known as the "tolling" of the statute.

    http://www.nolo.com/legal-encycloped...ion-28325.html

    Just as with the very plain English in your posed question, the very plain English you can find in the above link ought to provide accurate info on the overall topic.

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