Section 87. The start of the limitation period

The limitation period for criminal liability shall be calculated from the day the offence ceased. However, for violations of sections 253, 257, 282, 284, 299 and 302, the limitation period shall be calculated from the day the aggrieved party reaches 18 years of age.
When the punishability of the act depends on or is affected by an arisen effect, the limitation period shall be calculated starting no earlier than the day the effect materialised.
If the criminal act was perpetrated on a Norwegian vessel outside the realm, the limitation period shall be calculated from the day the vessel arrived at a Norwegian port. However, the start of the limitation period may not be shifted by more than one year pursuant to this paragraph.