Section 93. The limitation period for imposed custodial sentences and community sentences

Imposed sentences of imprisonment shall lapse upon expiry of the following limitation periods:
  1. a.
    five years for imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year,
  2. b.
    10 years for imprisonment for a term of more than one year and not exceeding four years,
  3. c.
    15 years for imprisonment for a term of more than four years and not exceeding eight years,
  4. d.
    20 years for imprisonment for a term of more than eight years and not exceeding 20 years,
  5. e.
    30 years for imprisonment for a term of more than 20 years.
If execution of a sentence of imprisonment is partly suspended pursuant to section 34, first paragraph, first sentence, the limitation period shall be calculated separately for the suspended and immediate parts of the sentence.
The limitation period for an imposed sentence of preventive detention expires according to the rules of the first paragraph on the basis of the stipulated maximum term that the preventive detention may not exceed, see section 43, first paragraph, first and second sentences.
The limitation period for an imposed community sentence expires according to the rules of the first paragraph on the basis of the stipulated alternative sentence of imprisonment, see section 49, first paragraph, b).
In cases of release on parole from a custodial sentence the limitation period for the remaining penalty shall be calculated on the basis of the remainder of the sentence. The same applies when the execution is interrupted in any other way and to interruption of a community sentence.