Criminal Statutes of Limitations
North Carolina

Last Updated: December 2017
First-degree forcible rape Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. No statute of limitations for any felony, including this crime.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-27.21.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: State v. Hardin, 201 S.E.2d 74 (N.C. Ct. App. 1973).





Second-degree forcible rape Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. No statute of limitations for any felony, including this crime.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-27.22.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: State v. Hardin, 201 S.E.2d 74 (N.C. Ct. App. 1973).





Statutory rape of a child by an adult Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. No statute of limitations for any felony, including this crime.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-27.23.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: State v. Hardin, 201 S.E.2d 74 (N.C. Ct. App. 1973).





First-degree statutory rape Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. No statute of limitations for any felony, including this crime.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-27.24 (effective December 1, 2015).
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: State v. Hardin, 201 S.E.2d 74 (N.C. Ct. App. 1973)





Statutory rape of person who is 15 years of age or younger Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. No statute of limitations for any felony, including this crime.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14.27.25.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: State v. Hardin, 201 S.E.2d 74 (N.C. Ct. App. 1973).





First-degree forcible sexual offense Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. No statute of limitations for any felony, including this crime.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-27.26.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: State v. Hardin, 201 S.E.2d 74 (N.C. Ct. App. 1973).





Second degree forcible sexual offense Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. No statute of limitations for any felony, including this crime.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: N.C. Gen. Stat. §14-27.27.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: State v. Hardin, 201 S.E.2d 74 (N.C. Ct. App. 1973).





Statutory sexual offense with a child by an adult Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. No statute of limitations for any felony, including this crime.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14.27.28.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: State v. Hardin, 201 S.E.2d 74 (N.C. Ct. App. 1973).





First-degree statutory sexual offense Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. No statute of limitations for any felony, including this crime.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-27.29.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: State v. Hardin, 201 S.E.2d 74 (N.C. Ct. App. 1973). 





Statutory sexual offense with a person who is 15 years of age or younger Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. No statute of limitations for any felony, including this crime.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-27.30 (effective December 1, 2015).
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: State v. Hardin, 201 S.E.2d 74 (N.C. Ct. App. 1973). 





Sexual battery Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

This crime is a misdemeanor.

  1. Prosecution against the perpetrator of this crime must commence within two years after commission of the offense.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-27.33.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15-1.





Sexual activity by a substitute parent or custodian Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

No statute of limitations for any felony, including this crime.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-27.31.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: State v. Hardin, 201 S.E.2d 74 (N.C. Ct. App. 1973). 





Sexual activity with a student Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. No statute of limitations for any felony, including this crime.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-27.32.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: State v. Hardin, 201 S.E.2d 74 (N.C. Ct. App. 1973). 





Incest Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. No statute of limitations for any felony, including this crime.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-178.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: State v. Hardin, 201 S.E.2d 74 (N.C. Ct. App. 1973).





Taking indecent liberties with children Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. No statute of limitations for any felony, including this crime.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-202.1.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: State v. Hardin, 201 S.E.2d 74 (N.C. Ct. App. 1973).





Indecent liberties between children Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

This crime is a misdemeanor.

  1. Prosecution against the perpetrator of this crime must commence within two years after commission of the offense.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-202.2.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15-1.





Solicitation of child by computer or certain other electronic devices to commit an unlawful sex act Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. No statute of limitations for any felony, including this crime.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-202.3.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: State v. Hardin, 201 S.E.2d 74 (N.C. Ct. App. 1973).





Taking indecent liberties with a student Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. No statute of limitations for any felony, including this crime.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-202.4.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: State v. Hardin, 201 S.E.2d 74 (N.C. Ct. App. 1973).





First degree sexual exploitation of a minor Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. No statute of limitations for any felony, including this crime.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-190.16.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: State v. Hardin, 201 S.E.2d 74 (N.C. Ct. App. 1973).





Second degree sexual exploitation of a minor Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. No statute of limitations for any felony, including this crime.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-190.17.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: State v. Hardin, 201 S.E.2d 74 (N.C. Ct. App. 1973).





Third degree sexual exploitation of a minor Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. No statute of limitations for any felony, including this crime.

Statutory citation(s):

  1.  Citation for the crime: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-190.17A.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: State v. Hardin, 201 S.E.2d 74 (N.C. Ct. App. 1973).





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?
  • State v. Hardin, 201 S.E.2d 74 (N.C. Ct. App. 1973) No statute of limitations for any felony.
  • State v. Taylor, 713 S.E.2d 82, 90 (N.C. Ct. App. 2011) (same)
  • Rainey v. Burrell, No. 1:14-cv-176-FDW, 2015 WL 631992 (W.D. N.C. Feb. 13, 2015) (same)
  • State v. Gates, 781 S.E.2d 883 (N.C. Ct. App. 2016) (same)
  • N.C. GEN. STAT. § 15-1 Statute of limitations for misdemeanors:
    • For all misdemeanors except malicious misdemeanors, within two years after commission of the offense.








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