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New Jersey Criminal Statute of Limitations Laws

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Code Section2C:1-6;
FeloniesMurder, manslaughter: none; official misconduct, bribery and related offenses: 7 yrs.; others: 5 yrs.; if victim under 18, prosecution must begin within 5 yrs. after victim attains 18 for sexual assault, criminal sexual contact and endangering welfare of children
MisdemeanorsPetty offense or disorderly persons offense: 1 yr.
Acts During Which Statute Does Not RunFleeing justice; prosecution pending for same conduct

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