Battery question

How long do I have to report a battery crime?

Asked over 7 years ago in Arkansas
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Deborah A Gregory

Answer by Deborah A Gregory

VerifiedAlabama lawyer

Thank you for your question.  As I am not licensed in Arkansas, I am not familiar with the Statute of Limitations there.  You would need to consult an attorney in the state where the battery actually took place.  In Alabama, to file a criminal claim of battery, it is preferred that you file a report as soon as possible following the incident.  However, there is no deadline to do so.  To file a civil claim for damages in Alabama, you must do so within six years from the date of the incident.
I hope this answers your question.  Please let me know if I can help you further.

Posted over 7 years ago

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