Which Statue Of Limitations Applies?

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Which Statue Of Limitations Applies?

If I was arrested in 2001 and the statue of limitations on my case was 7 years, it’s now 2017 I am on Bail and still have not been Indicted and the Statue of Limitations changed to 20 years, a few years after my arrest which one applies?

Asked on August 20, 2017 under Criminal Law, Alaska

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

The statute of limitations at the time of your arrest (seven years) is applicable.
The twenty year statute of limitations would NOT be applicable because a law that has a retroactive or retrospective effect is an ex post facto law which is unconstitutional.


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