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    Question Statue of Limitations for Misdemeanor & Felony Warrants (in California)

    Is there a statue of limitations for misdemeanor and felony warrants in California?

    The information is as follows:

    MISDEMEANOR WARRANT
    Warrant Type: BENCH
    Date of Issue: 2001
    Primary Charge: PC602(J)
    Bail Amount: $25,000.00
    Court Appearance: MANDATORY

    FELONY WARRANT
    Warrant Type: BENCH
    Date of Issue: 2001
    Primary Charge: PC245(A)(1)
    Bail Amount: NO BAIL
    Court Appearance: MANDATORY

    Thank you for your help.

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    You should contact a CA criminal attorney as the statute of limitations is more based on the crime you are charged with versus that it is a warrant.

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    no their is no staue of limitation on warrents in californina .
    I don't understand why the PC245(A)(1) has no bail . This can be charged as a fellony or a misdemenor depending on the DA descretion. Eaither way it should have a bail .

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    Red face Is there a statue of limitations for a jaywalking ticket in California?

    Is there a statue of limitations on a, guess what, jaywalking ticket? I recieived one back in the 1980's when I worked for a trucking company that was located here in North Carolina. I have not been back since and was just wondering. I got it in Venice Beach by their local police department.
    Last edited by NightHawk; 04-17-2007 at 10:46 PM.

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    a jay walking ticket is more of an infraction then a crime if anything they could put a hold on your dl for fta or not paying the fine . which is easy enough to deal with by just paying the bail/fine but no one is going to take you in for it especially if your out of the state of the offense. also if they put the hold on your dl that has a 5 year limit before it is purged from the system{dui stay longer i think 7-10 years }
    personally i wouldnt sweat a jay walking ticket its a joke charge only used to get a quick couple of bucks into the local coffers . its not a misdemenor or a fellony its a ticket and a pretty lame one at that .

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    The statute of limitations stops running when the charge is filed.

    Warrants last forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorjudge View Post
    The statute of limitations stops running when the charge is filed.

    Warrants last forever.
    Like luggage and herpies, warrants are forever.
    Not everything that makes you mad, sad or uncomfortable is legally actionable.

    I am not now nor ever was an attorney.

    Any statements I make are based purely upon my personal experiences and research which may or may not be accurate in a court of law.

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    Thumbs up Jaywalking Ticket

    Thanks Mojack. I appreciate that info. The reason that I had asked was if I ever went back to California, I didn't want to end up like Rodney King! Thanks again.

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    Default Warrant Expiration/Extradition questions

    Although it appears that the statue of limiations does not apply once a charge has been filed, I was brought into jail on a warrant and the booking officer told me that the warrant was about to expire (****!). Also, some warrants will not result in your extradition from certain states. Furthermore, some warrants will result in your being "cited out" with a court date, most likely based on how many Failure To Appears (FTA's) you have. I was cited out once, without any FTA's on that case, then failed to appear, but the second time I was caught I was not cited out.

    Is it possible to call the court/prosecutor if you have a warrant and ask the following questions:

    1) Is there an expiration date on this warrant?
    2) Will I be extradited from state "blah blah" if I get picked up?
    3) Will I be cited out with a court date if I get picked up on this warrant?

    Thanks a million!

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