A Jefferson County woman recently realized, for the first time, that she was charged with the felony offense of writing a bad check for a transaction that occurred over twenty years ago! Despite her best efforts, back then, to resolve the matter and explain to the Warren County Prosecuting Attorney that this was simply a sloppy business transaction and therefore a civil matter, the state went forward and tried to prosecute her over twenty years later. Attorney Muhlenkamp promptly filed a motion to dismiss the charges due to her speedy trial rights being violated along with the state failing to meet the proper statute of limitations. The court summarily granted Muhlenkamp’s motion and dismissed the case after approximately two minutes of argument.
February 21, 2017