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New law extends the statute of limitations in certain cases

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A new law which takes effect on July 1 amends the statute of limitations under certain conditions.

Specifically, the new law provides that an otherwise barred offense--one which has exceeded the statute of limitations--may be commenced not later than five years from the earlier of the date on which:

--The state first discovers DNA evidence sufficient to charge the offender.

--The state first becomes aware of a recording that provides evidence sufficient to charge the offender.

--Or a person confesses to the offense.

The new law also allows the alleged victims of certain child sex crimes to apply for victim compensation not later than five years after:

--The state first discovers DNA evidence sufficient to charge the offender.

--The state first becomes aware of a recording that provides sufficient evidence to charge the offender.

--Or a person confesses to the offense.

 

 

 

Posted 4/14/2020

 
 
 
 

 

 

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