Nebraska Criminal Statute of Limitations

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Below are the statutes of limitation for criminal cases in Nebraska which set forth the time periods within which a legal proceeding must be commenced. If the state fails to bring a case within the specified time period, it loses its right to prosecute that crime forever. In general, violent crimes have a longer statute of limitations, and with some crimes there is no statute of limitations.

Neb. Rev. Stat. 29-110

No statute of limitations: treason, murder, arson, forgery, sexual assault in 1st or 2nd, sexual assault of child in 1st,  2nd or 3rd degree, incest, sexual assault  in 3rd degree with victim under 16

Kidnapping, false imprisonment, child abuse, pandering, debauching a minor, or other specified sex crimes involving victims under 16:  7 years  after crime or 7 years after victim turns 16, whichever is later

Felonies: 3 years

Misdemeanors and other nonfelony offenses:   18 months, or 1 year if fine is less than $100 and maximum imprisonment is 3 months

Violation of Securities Act under section 8-1117: 5 years

Criminal impersonation, identity theft, or identity fraud:  5 years

Public assistance fraud for $500 or more:  5 years

Statute of limitations does not apply to any person fleeing from justice

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