Does the statute of limitations start in cases of rape or molestation from the date of the act or from the discovery of the act?

Asked on September 3, 2012 under Criminal Law, New York

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

In civil matters statutes under most states in this country have the statute of limitations begin running upon discovery of the alleged wrongful act by the victim which can arise from memory recall through hypnosis. As to a criminal matter, the statute of limitations begin running from the date of the wrongful act.

If you are a victim of the above, I suggest that you consult immediately with a personal injury attorney.


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