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Is there a statute of limitations on drug charges? How is it that Busy Signal will only be tried for absconding bail?  

Research shows that going AWOL while a case is pending can result in an additional criminal charge of Failure to Appear. Charged as a felony, it carries 16 mos., 2 yrs. or the maximum of 3 yrs. in prison. The statute of limitations varies by state and will depend on the charge. Common statute of limitations for a misdemeanor are from one to two years while felony statute of limitations tend to be five years or more so Busy Signal may get away scotch free on the drug charges.

Does the length of absconding  a factor? Is longer better or worse? I'd figure the longer, the worse. Also, turning oneself in versus being apprehended. Does that make a difference? And how about when the absconding occurred, such as before arrest, jumping bail, before sentencing, etc.? Does the stage of prosecution before the absconding occurred factor in? 

There are many questions that are left to be answered.

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