State v. Ledwell (Majority)Annotate this Case
The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court’s order dismissing misdemeanor negligent-homicide charges against Defendant due to the expiration of the one-year statute of limitations. Before the circuit court, Defendant argued that because the criminal information had not been filed until more than one year after the accident that led to the charges occurred, the applicable statute of limitations had expired. The circuit court granted the motion to dismiss. The Supreme Court reversed and remanded the case, holding that the circuit court erred in its interpretation of Ark. Code Ann. 5-1-109(f) and in concluding that the prosecution had not commenced within the applicable limitations period.