I was arrested on a warrant from 07/2011, on 08/16/2021. I got bailed out the same night. My question is two fold. One, how does statue of limitations work? The warrant was filed within 3 years. I was never made aware of this warrant as I lived in another state when it was filed. The party getting the warrant issued knew I had moved to another state, as well. The warrant is for 2 aggrevated misdemeanors. I was never past the holding cell in Clarke county Iowa and have yet to see the magistrate. My first court date is on 08/31/2021. My second questions is, if statute of limitations can not be used, how do prove anything from 10 years ago besides my word vs the accusers?
A criminal defense lawyer is a lawyer (mostly barristers) specializing in the defense of individuals and companies charged with criminal activity. Some criminal defense lawyers are privately retained, while others are employed by the various jurisdictions with criminal courts for appointment to represent indigent persons; the latter are generally called public defenders. The terminology is imprecise because each jurisdiction may have different practices with various levels of input from state and federal law or consent decrees. Some jurisdictions use a rotating system of appointments with judges appointing a private practice attorney or firm for each case. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_defense_lawyer
If you're facing criminal charges (You were detained and imprisoned by the police), You have the right to remain silent. You should remember, that anything you say can and will be used against you in a court. You have - just like anyone else - the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an criminal defense attorney, you may qualify for a court-appointed lawyer.
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