Statutes of Limitations

 

Statutes of Limitations

The criminal statute of limitations refers to the time limit the prosecutor/state's attorney has to file criminal charges against the perpetrator in a sexual assault/abuse case. Local rape crisis center advocates can answer questions from sexual assault victims regarding the statute of limitations. The charts below provide an outline of the process.
 
 
Illinois Sex Crimes Statutes of Limitations Chart
This brief handout includes flowcharts for applying criminal statutes of limitations for sex crimes occurring after July 1, 1984, in Illinois involving child victims and adult victims.
 
Illinois Sex Crimes Statutes of Limitations Guide
This comprehensive Guide will aid prosecutors and other professionals in applying criminal statutes of limitations for sex crimes occurring after July 1, 1984, in Illinois and determining whether an older sex crimes case is still viable.
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