Statute of limitations on misdemeanor bench warrants

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Statute of limitations on misdemeanor bench warrants

Do misdemeanor bench warrants expire

Asked on February 17, 2019 under Criminal Law, Florida

Answers:

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

No, warrants never expire. The time in which charges can be brought can expire; this is known as the "statute of limitations". However, once charges are filed and a warrant is issued, the limitations period no longer applies. At this point, you should consult directly with a criminal law attorney who can best advise you further.


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