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    Default Statute of Limitations for DWI Causing an Accident

    Is there a statue of limitations for the State of CT to file DWI charges against an individual? My thoughts are they either have evidence or they do not.

    It's been 6 weeks and no charges have been filed.

    Your thoughts are welcomed.

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    Default Connecticut Criminal Statute of Limitations

    If the maximum penalty for the offense is greater than one year, the criminal statute of limitations is five years. If the maximum penalty is less than one year, the limitations period is one year.
    Quote Quoting Connecticut General Statutes, Criminal Procedure, Sec. 54-193(b) - Limitation of prosecution for certain offenses.
    No person may be prosecuted for any offense, except a capital felony, a class A felony or a violation of section 53a-54d or 53a-169, for which the punishment is or may be imprisonment in excess of one year, except within five years next after the offense has been committed. No person may be prosecuted for any other offense, except a capital felony, a class A felony or a violation of section 53a-54d or 53a-169, except within one year next after the offense has been committed.

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    Default I tried to use Limitation of prosecution to no avail



    http://www.cga.ct.gov/2003/rpt/2003-R-0321.htm

    March 25, 2003
    2003-R-0321

    CONNECTICUT PENAL CODE UPDATED AND REVISED



    By: Lawrence K. Furbish, Director

    You asked for a breakdown of all offenses contained in the Connecticut Penal Code (Title 53a of the General Statutes). You wanted them listed in chart form with information on penalties. This report updates previous reports to reflect changes passed through 2002. We have also included some crimes from Title 53, because they are clearly designated as a specific class of felony or misdemeanor.

    CGS § 53a-40f authorizes an increased criminal penalty for persistent operating-under-the influence felony offenders (people convicted of manslaughter or 2nd degree assault with a motor vehicle who have prior convictions for these offenses or a DWI conviction during the prior 10 years). The court can impose the prison sentence for the next most serious felony if warranted by the person's history and character.
    Only thing you can do is sign my pettition. :wink:

    http://www.petitiononline.com/dui10yrs/petition.html

    HR 4676 IH

    In his 2004 State of the Union address, President Bush correctly stated: ‘‘We know from long experience that if [former prisoners] can’t find work, or a home, or help, they are much more likely to commit more crimes and return to prison. . . . America is the land of the second chance, and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.’

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