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Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion

by Townsend, Karen


SC20554 - State v. Freeman (“The sole issue on appeal is whether the prosecution of the defendant was time barred by the five year statute of limitations set forth in General Statutes (Rev. to 2017) § 54-193 (b)1 on the ground that the state failed to establish that the warrant for the defendant’s arrest was executed without unreasonable delay. See State v. Swebilius, 325 Conn. 793, 802, 159 A.3d 1099 (2017); State v. Crawford, 202 Conn. 443, 451, 521 A.2d 1034 (1987). We conclude that the state failed to produce sufficient evidence to establish that the arrest warrant was executed with due diligence, and, accordingly, we reverse the judgment of the Appellate Court.”)