Statutes of Limitations for Manhattan Criminal Charges
Broadly speaking, all criminal offenses in Kansas are subject to a five-year statute of limitations, meaning that prosecutors have only five years following the date on which someone allegedly committed an offense to start prosecuting them for it. However, KS Stat. §21-5107 establishes unique statutory deadlines for specific severe felony offenses.
Under this section of state law, sexually violent crimes have a statutory deadline of either ten years after the offense or after the alleged victim’s 18th birthday, depending on whether the alleged victim was a minor at the time of the alleged offense. Additionally, there is no statutory deadline for allegations of murder under state law, although manslaughter and vehicular homicide are still subject to the standard five-year deadline. Anyone who suspects they are under investigation or may soon be investigated for a felony offense should contact a criminal defense lawyer in Manhattan as soon as possible.
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Whether this is your first time facing criminal allegations or you have a prior record of convictions, it is always important to take criminal charges against you seriously. Contacting a Manhattan criminal defense lawyer should be your first priority if you want to successfully handle your criminal case.
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