Section 13A-6-198

Financial exploitation of an elderly person - Prosecution.

(a) In any prosecution brought for financial exploitation of an elderly person, the crime shall be considered to be committed in any county in which any part of the crime took place, regardless of whether the defendant was ever actually present in that county, or in the county of residence of the person who is the subject of the financial exploitation.

(b) Any prosecution brought for financial exploitation of an elderly person shall be commenced within seven years after the commission of the offense.

(c) It shall not be a defense to financial exploitation of an elderly person that the accused reasonably believed that the victim was not an elderly person.

(Act 2013-307, §9; §38-9E-9; renumbered by Act 2014-346, p. 1289, §1(b)(7).)