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SOL vs. perp: +3 years from majority = Age 24
SOL vs. employer: +3 years from majority = Age 24

Majority Tolling: Age 21
Discovery Tolling: Liberal

Age of Consent: 16

None for most felonies (enacted 2/21/13)
Age 28 for lesser felonies

Age 28 for all crimes (pre-2013)

2015 Pending Legislation

No pending bills at this time.  View SOL Snapshot


Professor Marci A. Hamilton Testimony

No testimony for this state.


Professor Marci A. Hamilton Testimony

Max Brantley, Expert questions whether statute of limitations had expired in Duggar case; Fox reveals tack of interview, Arkansas Times

Take politics out of SOL. Link to my NYT letter this week

Statute of Limitation dropped on child sex crimes

Statute of Limitation dropped on child sex crimes Posted: Feb 22, 2013 4:59 PM ESTUpdated: Feb 22, 2013 5:16 PM EST (KATV) Child sexual abuse is horrific, yet a common crime. Many times it takes years for the victim to come forward and it can be too late because of statute of limitation law, but that’s changing. […]

Bill could take age limit out of child sex abuse statute

View article as PDF LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The statute of limitations in Arkansas could be a thing of the past when it comes to investigating sex abuse against children. The Smith brothers from Texarkana learned Arkansas’ statute of limitations the hard way. After being sexually molested as children and then turning to the […]