Featured Questions

Does Shoplifting increase during the holidays? I would assume that shoplifting increases during the holidays as people get desperate to buy gifts.


Shoplifting at Walmart, will this show up on my record? I was caught leaving Walmart with some items I was tooling to a room my picture was took and they scanned my id to see if I ever was caught shoplifting at Walmart it was my first time they let me go and...


Target shoplifting - Walmart From this website it seems like Walmart has a lot more shoplifting questions/issues. Why are there almost no questions about Target shoplifting? Is Walmart stricter?


  • Prev
  • Next

Georgia Statute of Limitation on misdemeanor cases

Posted on : 01-07-2010 | By : askinglaw | In : Criminal Law, Legal Questions, Misdemeanors, Statute of Limitations

Tags: ,


I have pending misdemeanor charges for theft by taking and stalking in Paulding County, Georgia. The state is perusing the charges not the individual, so they have no evidence or witnesses. I am not allowed to contact the individual to discuss the matter according to the state. It has been 2 years since the date of arrest and I still have not received a trial or information related to the case, all that I received what information formally identifying the charges that the state is trying to convict me of. I have never had a criminal record, an active member in the community, college educated and served in the military. I lost my job because of the pending charges and nearly 20 months later I still cannot even obtain a cashier position at Wal-Mart. Is there a statute of limitation for the case? I read Georgia code 17-3, and it stated 2 years was the limit on misdemeanor cases, but the court can change that depending on the charges.

Want to Ask a Similar Question? Click Here

Write an answer