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Originally posted by Libertygal
reply to post by endisnighe
Doesn't the statute of limitations begin from when the crime is discovered? That would mean by law enforcement. If the guy wanted to track you down and turn you in tomorrow, then wouldn't the statue of limitations begin... tomorrow?
I am sure the law varies state by state, but from some general perusing of articles, it seems to be the case for felonies, which most would claim your actions to have been.
Under Wisconsin law a statute of limitations
begins to run when the plaintiff discovers or
should have discovered both his injury and the
person who, and the act that, were the probable
cause of the injury. See Borello v. U.S. Oil Co.,
388 N.W.2d 140, 146 (Wis. 1986); Smith v.
Herrling, Myse, Swain & Dyer, Ltd., 565 N.W.2d
809, 811 (Wis. App. 1997); Wiskunas v. Birnbaum,
23 F.3d 1264, 1266 (7th Cir. 1994).
[edit on 13-1-2010 by Libertygal]