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Iowa Criminal Statute of Limitations Laws

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Code Section802.1, et seq.
Felonies1st and 2nd degree murder: none; others: 3 yrs.; 1st, 2nd, 3rd degree sex abuse committed on or with a person under 18: within 10 yrs. after victim turns 18; other 1st, 2nd, 3rd degree sex abuse: 10 yrs; incest with person under 18: within 10 yrs. after victim turns 18; sexual exploitation by counselor or therapist: 10 yrs., unless victim under 18 yrs., then 10 yrs. after victim turns 18; fraud or breach of fiduciary duty: extension up to 3 yrs.
MisdemeanorsSerious misdemeanor: 3 yrs.; simple misdemeanor or violation of ordinances: 1 yr.
Acts During Which Statute Does Not RunOutside state or nonresident

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