How can a felony arrest warrant issued by a grand jury sit for 3 years with no attempt at service?

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How can a felony arrest warrant issued by a grand jury sit for 3 years with no attempt at service?

 I did not know it existed and was never contacted in any way, shape or form by the D.A. or the police.

Asked on January 17, 2012 under Criminal Law, Oregon

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Given the lack of staff these days as well as the absence of qualified employees, it is very easy for an arrest warrant to possibly get misplaced when issued by the grand jury to the law enforcement department that is in charge of serving it.

The answer to your question is best addressed to the law enforcement department that was charged with serving the arrest warrant upon you issued three years or so ago. Assuming you have been arrested, I suggest that you consult with a criminal defense attorney to assist you with the charge or charges filed against you in the criminal matter you are writing about.


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