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Sex Crimes & Statute of Limitations – Yet Another Blow to Judicial Limits (CA Senate Bill 813)

Sex crimes and statute of limitations – yet another blow to judicial limitsOn September 28, Governor Brown signed into law a provision that eliminates the Statute of Limitations for certain sex offenses (CA Senate Bill 813).  Currently, the statute of limitations is governed by CA Penal Code 803.  For the most part, the statute of limitations is either 10 years and can be as long as 10 years from the alleged victim’s 18th birthday.The new bill would eliminate a statute of limitations for rape (CA Penal Code 261), sodomy, and lewd or lascivious acts (CA Penal Code 288).  The only...

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