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If a person has been arrested on a deception charge but, following

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If a person has been arrested on a deception charge but, following release from a police station (with request to return in 14 days), failed to return to the police station, how long does the case remain open?
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A warrant is usually open until it is executed.
Court warrants are withdrawn after a very large number of years but police warrants remain open.
Generally speaking a very old warrant would not be executed though.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Would 20 years class as "very old"?
Yes, but nobody can guarantee they won't execute that.
The reason they don't usually is just that their systems are not fabulous and it might have been lost.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Nearly done Jo. This was a police warrant but there was no charge made it was an investigetion. Would this still be considered an open or ongoing case?
It could. It depends what happened.
The reality is that it is quite unlikely they are in a position to prosecute it after twenty years when all the evidence is lost.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you.
No problem and all the best.
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