Is there a statue of limitations for Driving while suspended/revoke in Illinois?
Question Details: Hi 7yrs ago I was pull over and got a ticket for speeding and driving while revoked I was not taken to jail given $1000 Ibond, in 2002 I went to court and the state told me I didn't have to come back so come to find out I tried to get my license straight the dmv said I had a fine for $1000 so I got the case motioned back in court in Aug 2009 and the state told me that case was not over and they wanted jail time because I got too many of driving on revoke I haven't been in Illinois since 2004 and have not been driving since 02 it's a very old case how can they do that? what can I do to fight it
The statute of limitations begins to run from the date of the crime that was committed. Once a case is filed, the statute of limitations no longer is an issue as long as it is filed within the time period required by law. In this case, it appears that the state filed the charges within the time period it was supposed to. therefore, there is no issue. The case is simply an old. This does not mean that the state cannot prosecute you for these crimes. The case is old and not closed out. I suggest that you hire a lawyer to help you with this case as well as any other pending cases. Most lawyers will meet with you the first time for free to evaluate the case. You can fight this, but need money to pay to reinstate your license.