How Can I Determine the Statute of Limitations for a Crime in Massachusetts?

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How Can I Determine the Statute of Limitations for a Crime in Massachusetts?

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Massachusetts lawyer James M. Lynch reviews the statutes of limitations for crimes in Massachusetts.

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Attorney James M. Lynch

In Massachusetts, the statute of limitations for any crimes not mentioned in M.G.L.c. 277, Sec. 63 – the limitations statute – is six years. In order to determine whether a specific crime is mentioned in the limitations statute, you must first determine what Chapter and Section the crime falls under. If the Chapter and Section is mentioned in the limitations statute, the six-year rule may not apply.

 

About the Author: James M. Lynch is a Massachusetts lawyer for Lynch & Owens, located in Hingham, Massachusetts, whose practice areas include DUI defense, divorce and personal injury.

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James M. Lynch is the Managing Partner at Lynch & Owens, and is a frequent contributor to the Lynch & Owens Blog. Attorney Lynch’s areas of expertise including divorce, family law, personal injury, DUI defense and domestic violence cases. Attorney Lynch can be reached by phone at (781) 741-5000 or email at [email protected], or visit his bio page at lynchowens.com/attorneys/.