You may have been contacted by law enforcement, or a Kansas investigator. They may have even had a search warrant, or you allowed them, to take your belongings (or other "evidence"). What now? Depending on the type of accusations against you, it is possible that prosecution will never happen. However, you cannot be certain of that, in Kansas, typically for five years. The timeclock starts the day after the crime was allegedly committed.
There are instances where the Johnson County, Kansas prosecutor can charge you a beyond five years, such as:
If there are reasonable issues with identifying you, executing an arrest warrant (ex. you moved out of state), discovery of the crime, etc. there may be grace given for the time required to prosecute you. This is particularly true where you made effort conceal the crime. Remember too that if a warrant was issued, or you were indicted, simply avoiding Kansas court until the statute of limitations has expired, will not help you avoid being charged/tried for your crimes.
The Kansas prosecutor probably won't tell you that your case is stale, or that they waited too long to charge you. It is important that you talk to a skilled Kansas criminal defense attorney about your particular case. You have more questions and we have answers. Call Attorney T. Morton NOW 913-602-7288. Payment plans are available.
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