If I admit to stealing in a police application, can I be charged if it’s outside the statute of limitations?

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If I admit to stealing in a police application, can I be charged if it’s outside the statute of limitations?

I’m applying to be a police officer. I want to be honest and admit to stealing. I was never caught or charged. From what I understand its outside the statute of limitations. Can I be charged with a crime for admitting that?

Asked on March 9, 2012 under Criminal Law, Arkansas

Answers:

Kevin Bessant / Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

More than likely you will not be charged with the theft as there appears to be no known victim who wishes to press charges. You may however want to be very careful of how you answer those questions in the application because theft is a crime of moral turpitude, which reflects upon your trustworthiness and integrity to even work on the police workforce.  


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