California Criminal Statute of Limitations Laws
|Code Section||Pen. §§799 et seq.|
|Felonies||Murder, other offenses punishable by death or life imprisonment, embezzlement of public funds: none; offenses punishable by 8 or more years in prison: 6 yrs.; offenses punishable by imprisonment: 3 yrs.|
|Misdemeanors||1 yr.; misdemeanor violation committed on a minor under 14: 3 yrs.; sexual exploitation by physician or therapist: 2 yrs.|
|Acts During Which Statute Does Not Run||Not in state, max. extension 3 yrs.; statutory periods do not begin until offense is or should have been discovered|
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