Is there a statue of limitations on using a video tape for supposed burglary of a home. And After reading below can she press charges?

UPDATED: May 18, 2009

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Is there a statue of limitations on using a video tape for supposed burglary of a home. And After reading below can she press charges?

I have a friend who got angry with me and told another person we both know that I went into their house and took an Xbox and some rolex watches and shoes. The last time I was at that persons house was about a year ago. and I entered with the key she gave me, and I was checking on her dog for her and I took a bag of things in like dog food, some toys, blanket etc. and then I came out with the bag I used to take stuff in. Now friend who is angry told her I stole stuff from her that day. She claims to have a vidoe tape of me going in and out of house. Can she press charges? Is ther a statue of li

Asked on May 18, 2009 under Criminal Law, Tennessee


B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 13 years ago | Contributor

I'm not a Tennessee lawyer.  Some internet research suggests to me that the law in your state allows at least 2 years for filing of any felony charge.

You need to talk to an attorney about this.  One place to find counsel in your area is our website,

There are a number of questions your lawyer will want to ask, because it's very clear that there is a lot more to this than you've been able to fit into the question.

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