What is the statute of limitations on a bogus check?
I had a check returned in 1994 in OK as I was passing through in 1994. It was years later before I even knew the check was returned and a warrant had been issued. What are the statute of limitations on a bogus check? Does it matter if a warrant has been issued? Can I take care of this without returning to Oklahoma? Is the warrant permanent, its been 16 years? I've been pulled over in OH for speeding and have had nothing said to me about an outstanding warrant, but when I check the City of Tulsa's website it is still there.
I don't think the statute of limitations is going to help you with this one. Usually, the criminal statute of limitations is suspended whenever you are outside the state that has charges against you, and if there is a warrant out, then the charges are already filed and the statute of limitations is irrelevant.
You can probably find out about the possibility of mailing this in, by calling the clerk of the court that issued the warrant. You might have to talk to the prosecutor as well.
Most judges will be skeptical of your claim, that you did not know the check had been returned until years later. Every bank charges for overdrafts, and if you even glanced at your bank statement that should have caught your attention; many banks send a separate notice when an item is returned, as well. You really do need to balance your checking account, if you are not tracking it closely on line.