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Pennsylvania Criminal Statute of Limitations Laws

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Code SectionTit. 42 §5551-5554
FeloniesMurder, manslaughter, voluntary manslaughter, conspiracy to murder, soliciting to commit murder and murder results, felony connected with 1st or 2nd degree murder, vehicular homicide: none; major offenses or conspiracy or solicitation to commit major offense: 5 yrs.; others: 2 yrs.; fraud or breach of fiduciary duty: 3 yrs.; official misconduct: 8 yrs.; sexual offense committed against a minor: period of limitations starts when minor reaches age 18; major sexual offenses: 12 years
Misdemeanors2 yrs.; summary offenses: 30 days
Acts During Which Statute Does Not RunAbsent from state; no ascertainable residence or place of work within state; prosecution pending for same conduct

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