Criminal Statutes of Limitations
New Hampshire

Last Updated: March 2020
Aggravated felonious sexual assault Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. Within six years after commission of the offense; or
  2. If victim was under 18 at the time of commission of the offense, within 22 years of victim’s eighteenth birthday.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: N.H. Rev. Stat. § 632-A:2.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: N.H. Rev. Stat. § 625:8.





Felonious sexual assault Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. Within six years after commission of the offense; or
  2. If victim was under 18 at the time of commission of the offense, within 22 years of victim’s eighteenth birthday.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: N.H. Rev. Stat. § 632-A:3.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: N.H. Rev. Stat. § 625:8.





Sexual Assault Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. Within one year after commission of the offense; or
  2. If victim was under 18 at the time of commission of the offense, within 22 years of victim’s eighteenth birthday.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: N.H. Rev. Stat. § 632-A:4.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: N.H. Rev. Stat. § 625:8.





Incest Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. Within six years after commission of the offense; or
  2. If victim was under 18 at the time of commission of the offense, within 22 years of victim’s eighteenth birthday.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: N.H. Rev. Stat. § 639:2.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: N.H. Rev. Stat. § 625:8.





Indecent Exposure and Lewdness Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. Within six years after commission of the offense if a Class A or B felony; or
  2. If a misdemeanor, within one year after commission of the offense.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: N.H. Rev. Stat. § 645:1.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: N.H. Rev. Stat. § 625:8.





Are there any exceptions to the statute of limitations laws? Answer
Exceptions
  • None specified.





Anything else I should know? Answer
Anything else I should know?
  • Civil Actions. N.H. Rev. Stat. § 508:4-g Actions Based on Sexual Assault and Related Offenses
    • A person, alleging to have been subjected to any offense under RSA 632-A, or an offense under RSA 639:2 may commence a personal action at any time
  • N.H. Rev. Stat. § 625:8 The period of limitations does not run:
    • (a) during any time when the accused is continuously absent from the state or has no reasonably ascertained place of abode or work within the state; or
    • (b) during any time when a prosecution is pending against the accused in the state based on the same conduct.








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