Is there a statute of limitations on a warrant for bad checks?

UPDATED: Aug 27, 2012

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Is there a statute of limitations on a warrant for bad checks?

I was told about a warrant I had in another state for writing bad checks. I don’t know about the amount but it was signed in about 9 yers ago. I was recently arrested and nothing was mentioned about it. All I know is that it was for surrounding states only, hence why I was arrested for it. I have tried to find out about it but have not gotten any answers and I have friends living there that are investigating as well but with no luck. Is there a statute of limitations on this sort of case? I have never been arrested for this case.

Asked on August 27, 2012 under Criminal Law, Wyoming


FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Once an arrest warrant has been issued for the arrest of a person, there is no statute of limitations for its recall. When a warrant has been issued for the arrest of a person, it means that there is an underlying lawsuit that has been filed in the criminal court. The issue then with your question is whether or not the complaint supporting the issuance of the arrest warrant is time barred or not.

I suggest that you retain an attorney that does criminal defense work who practices law in the county and state where the warrant for your arrest was supposedly issued to look into the matter that you are writing about.

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