2021 Missouri Revised Statutes
Title XXXVIII - Crimes and Punishment; Peace Officers and Public Defenders
Chapter 556 - Preliminary Provisions (Criminal Code)
Section 556.038 - Time limitation to prosecute.

Universal Citation: MO Rev Stat § 556.038 (2021)

Effective - 01 Jan 2017

556.038. Time limitation to prosecute. — Notwithstanding the provisions of section 556.036, either misdemeanor or felony prosecutions under sections 565.252 to 565.257 shall be commenced within the following periods of limitation:

(1) Three years from the date the viewing, photographing or filming occurred; or

(2) If the person who was viewed, photographed or filmed did not realize at the time that he was being viewed, photographed or filmed, within three years of the time the person who was viewed or in the photograph or film first learns that he was viewed, photographed or filmed.

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(L. 1995 H.B. 160 § 1 subsec. 4, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Transferred 2014; formerly 565.255; Effective 1-01-17

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