Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    Default Does the Statute of Limitations Apply to Non-Citizens Who Leave the Country

    My question involves criminal law for the state of: Pennsylvania

    I have an acquaintance that was awaiting a preliminary trial for a first DUI offense with a blood alcohol content of over 0.16. The incident occurred in June of 2008. Due to health and financial problems at that time this person had to go back country of citizenship in the UK. This person had US residency status only. Is there an SOL defense if accused ever returns to the US? Person in question has never been convicted of any other felony. Clean slate. Thank you.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    OH10
    Posts
    17,019

    Default Re: DUI Statute of Limitations in Pennsylvania for Non Citizen

    Nope, there is a warrant waiting for him to come back to. If he makes it into the US he can expect 3 hots n a cot, then deportation as he will likely be deemed to have abandoned his green card.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    California
    Posts
    20,594

    Default Re: DUI Statute of Limitations in Pennsylvania for Non Citizen

    The SOL is the time in which the state has to initiate proceedings. If he was awaiting a court hearing on the charges, then the proceedings have begun and he will not be rewarded for fleeing the country. Chances are a warrant exists for his arrest and he could be denied entry or arrested on his return.
    **********
    Retired Cal Cop Sergeant & Teacher

    Seek justice,
    Love mercy,
    Walk humbly with your God

    -- Courageous, by Casting Crowns ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkM-gDcmJeM

    1. Sponsored Links
       

Similar Threads

  1. Initiation of Charges: Does the Statute of Limitations Apply When You're in Prison
    By emmaucf in forum Criminal Procedure
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-26-2011, 02:19 PM
  2. Collection Lawsuits: Does the Statute of Limitations Apply in This Situation
    By Lateralus09 in forum Debts and Collections
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-09-2010, 05:16 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-19-2008, 11:10 PM
  4. Consumer Law Issues: Does Statute Of Limitations Still Apply?
    By tkondaks in forum Consumer Law
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-29-2008, 03:32 PM
  5. Initiation of Charges: When does the criminal statute of limitations apply?
    By YaOkWhatever in forum Criminal Procedure
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-06-2005, 09:00 AM
 
 
Sponsored Links

Legal Help, Information and Resources