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Tennessee Criminal Statute of Limitations Laws

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Code Section40-2-101, et seq.
FeloniesAny crime punishable by death or life imprisonment: none; Class A felony: 15 yrs.; Class B felony: 8 yrs.; defrauding state, evading or defeating any tax, fraudulent return: 6 yrs.; Class C or D felony: 4 yrs.; Class E felony: 2 yrs.; others: 3 yrs.; offense committed against a child: 4 yrs. after offense is committed, or when child reaches majority, whichever occurs later; arson: 8 yrs;
MisdemeanorsGaming: 6 mos.; others: 12 mos.
Acts During Which Statute Does Not RunConcealing fact of crime, absent state

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