Many people do not realize that the date when the alleged criminal offense occurred may be critical to the defense of your case.
There is a “time limit” in which crimes in California may be prosecuted. If the District Attorneys office fails to file criminal charges against you within that time period then a skilled California criminal defense attorney can file the appropriate legal motion to have your case dismissed.
In most misdemeanor cases the statute of limitations is one year. In felony cases the statute of limitations ranges and in most felony matters the statute of limitations is between three and six years. However, there are many exceptions to these general rule for certain crimes.
If you can have your case dismissed based upon a violation of the statute of limitations it means that the prosecution will be forever barred from filing the case against you and you cannot be charged with that crime in the future.
When you are facing a criminal charge you need to make certain that all of your legal rights are protected. Wallin and Klarich has been helping persons accused of crimes win their cases for almost thirty years. Feel free to visit our website at wklaw.com or call us at 877-466-5245. WE will be there when you call.