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Missouri Criminal Statute of Limitations Laws

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Code Section556.036
FeloniesMurder or Class A felony: none; others: 3 yrs.; unlawful sexual offenses involving person under 17 yrs. old: 10 yrs.; if fraud or breach of fiduciary duty is material element of offense: 1-3 yrs. after discovery; official misconduct: 2-3 yrs. after offense or public employment
Misdemeanors1 yr.; infractions: 6 mos.
Acts During Which Statute Does Not RunAbsent state, hiding: maximum 3 yr. extension; prosecution pending for same conduct, lacks mental fitness: maximum 3 yr. extension

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