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What is the penalty for falsely accusing someone of rape and

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What is the penalty for falsely accusing someone of rape and what is the statute of limitations after making such an allegation?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Samuel II replied 5 years ago.

Hi

 

Statute of Limitations vary by state. What state?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Falsely accusing from Canada and Colorado towards an Arizona resident.
Expert:  Samuel II replied 5 years ago.

Hi

 

The statute of limitations to press charges is 18 months in Colorado. I would not be able to give you Canadian information. The penalty is 3 years.

 

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Do you mean 18 months to be accused or 18 months to file charges against the person for the false allegation?
Expert:  Samuel II replied 5 years ago.

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18 months from the date of the incident to have the charges filed.

 

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I'm sorry, I'm still confused...

1. How long does someone from Colorado have to filed charges against another for rape?

2. How long does someone have to file charges against someone in Colorado for falsely accusing them of rape?

Expert:  Samuel II replied 5 years ago.

Hi

 

I see

 

1 - The SOL for rape would be 10 years to file charges

 

2- The SOL for false report is 18 months to file charges

 

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