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sourdough

Junior Member
What is the name of your state?What is the name of your state? Alaska


my son was searched in july 2004 for drugs, he was not arrested but later police said they found drugs in his car. it was not until 8 months later the da decided to indict. is there a time limit in which they can decide to do this or not thanks
 


vicjm

Junior Member
First off, its important to note that I have no idea about Alaska laws specifically. I suppose it's possible that Alaska has a really, really short statute of limitations.

That said, I find it incredibly hard to imagine that the SoL is less than a year. Such a limitation would be incredibly restrictive for prosecutors, and I can't fathom something like that being made law. My guess would be that five years is probably closer to what the law in Alaska is, since I know that is the SoL in other locations.
 

divgradcurl

Senior Member
sourdough said:
What is the name of your state?What is the name of your state? Alaska


my son was searched in july 2004 for drugs, he was not arrested but later police said they found drugs in his car. it was not until 8 months later the da decided to indict. is there a time limit in which they can decide to do this or not thanks
Yes there is a time limit: 5 years. Alaska Statutes 12.10.010(b)(2).

vicjm, you got the answer right by guessing, but 30 seconds on Google would have given you the answer for sure.
 

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