Is there a statute of limitation on an estate where criminal activities have occured?
Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:02 AM
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:03 AM
I had been advised several years ago that there is no statute on crimes.
Advised by whom? There are some crimes that don't have an applicable statute of limitations. For example, in most, if not all, states, there is no SOL applicable to murder. Most or all states will have a few other crimes with no applicable SOL. However, as I said before, almost every crime has an applicable SOL.
I was appointed as Administratrix by the deceased, and the heir was notified of the pending inheritance.
Only a court can appoint a person to serve as executor or adminstrator. I'll assume the deceased nominated you in his/her will, but that does not mean you actually were the administratrix. Were you actually appointed by a court to serve as administratrix?
The crimes involve at the very least, duress.
"Duress" is an element of some crimes but it not, by itself, a crime.
The estate remains open, and may not ever be closed. The estate has remained open for several years.
If you are actually the administratrix, then you'd best consult with a local attorney ASAP. While you might not be subject to criminal prosecution, you might be subject to claims by the deceased's heir(s), and the SOL on such claims might not even start running as long as the estate remains open.
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