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Title: Legislation Extending or Removing Statutes of Limitation for Offenses Against Children (Current through December 31, 1993)
Corporate Author: American Prosecutors Research Institute
National Ctr for the Prosecution of Child Abuse
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: American Prosecutors Research Institute
Alexandria, VA 22314
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 93-CI-CX-K001
Sale Source: American Prosecutors Research Institute
National Ctr for the Prosecution of Child Abuse
99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document summarizes all State statutes that toll, extend, or eliminate time limitations for charging criminal offenses relating specifically to child victims.
Abstract: General statutes of limitations that apply for all felonies without specific reference to the age of the victim or children as a class of victim have been eliminated from this compilation. When a statute extends or tolls a general statute of limitations, reference must be made to this general provision to determine applicable time limitations. Several States, including Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming have no statute of limitations for criminal felony prosecutions.
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Child abuse and neglect hearings; Child protection laws; Courts; Juveniles; State laws; Statute of limitations
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