Criminal Statutes of Limitations
Rhode Island

Last Updated: December 2017
Sexual assault, first degree Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. No time limit.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-37-2.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-12-17.





Sexual assault, second degree Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. Within three years after the commission of the offense.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-37-4.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-12-17.





Sexual assault, third degree Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. Within three years after commission of the offense.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-37-6.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-12-17.





Child molestation sexual assault, first degree Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. No time limit.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-37-8.1.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-12-17.





Child molestation sexual assault, second degree Answer

What is the statute of limitations for this crime?

  1. No time limit.

Statutory citation(s):

  1. Citation for the crime: R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-37-8.3.
  2. Citation for the statute of limitations: R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-12-17.





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?
  • Note: 2017 RI H.B. 5734 (NS) (March 1, 2017) current proposed legislation would set no statute of limitation for second-degree sexual assault.
  • Note: 2017 RI H.B. 5261 (NS) (January 27, 2017) current proposed legislation would set no statute of limitation for second-degree sexual assault and third-degree sexual assault.








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