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Q: Criminal statute of limitations ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Criminal statute of limitations
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: injuin-ga
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Posted: 08 Jun 2006 07:09 PDT
Expires: 08 Jul 2006 07:09 PDT
Question ID: 736392
What is the criminal statute of limitations on dealing cocaine in Massachusetts?
Subject: Re: Criminal statute of limitations
Answered By: hagan-ga on 08 Jun 2006 09:16 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello, Injuin.  Massachusetts has a six-year statute of limitations
for most crimes, with certain exceptions such as murder and rape. 
Dealing in controlled substances does not fall within those
exceptions, so it is subject to the general six-year limitations

You didn't ask, but the Federal statute of limitations is just as
important in any case dealing with drug trafficking.  The Federal
limitations period is five years.  18 U.S.C. Section 3282, available
on the Web at:

See also U.S. v. Midgley

Hope this helps, and if you need any clarification, please ask before
rating the answer.  Best of luck.
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