How long before a warrant expires?

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How long before a warrant expires?

It’s been 3 years

Asked on June 16, 2019 under Criminal Law, New York

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

A warrant never expires. While there is something called the "statute of limitations", in a criminal matter it has to do with the time in which charges must be brought. However, in your case, they have already been filed which is why the warrant was issued. Therefore, the statutue is no longer applicable here. At this point, you should consult directly with a local criminal defense attorney who will be able to best advise you further.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

A warrant never expires. While there is something called the "statute of limitations", in a criminal matter it has to do with the time in which charges must be brought. However, in your case, they have already been filed which is why the warrant was issued. Therefore, the statutue is no longer applicable here. At this point, you should consult directly with a local criminal defense attorney who will be able to best advise you further.


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