Kentucky Criminal Statute of Limitations

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Kentucky has unusual statute of limitation laws for criminal cases. Unlike most states which specify different time periods for different types of crimes, Kentucky’s laws are very basic: there is no statute of limitations for any felonies and a one year period for any other crime. The only tolling provision is for misdemeanors where the victim is a minor.

Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. 500.050

Felonies: no statute of limitations

Any offense other than felony: within 1 year after it is committed

Misdemeanor when the victim is under 18: within 5 years after the victim turns 18

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