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Is there a statute of limitations in MA for physical abuse

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Is there a statute of limitations in MA for physical abuse in the 60's and 70's by a parent?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: MASS
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: No. But I have recently written a memoir and I don't want anything to happen to my mom
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
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I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Yes, there is, assuming that the abuse was not sexual in nature. It would be 6 years from when victim reaches 16 yrs. old or violation is reported, whichever is earlier. So if you're over 22 years old, the statute of limitations would have run.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
We know it at the time but mom was/is Bipolar, like me. I'm not clear about your answer. What do you mean by "run". Is my mom safe from prosecution?

Yes. When a statute of limitations has run, that means "run out". The time has passed for a prosecutor to file charges.

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