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Statutes of Limitations For Crime

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Criminal Statute of Limitation

Crimes and Statute of Limitation Laws

A statute of limitations is simply that time which is allotted by the laws of the state where the crime was committed within which you can be convicted or held legally liable.

In order to convict you of a crime or your other criminal action, regardless how small a role you played in the alleged crime, it must fall within a certain time line allowed by law to be discovered, and ultimately, prosecuted.

When you want to know the statute of limitations on state felony crimes there is a complete listing of each state's criminal revised felony statute of limitations which can be found on the State Felony Statute of Limitations page.

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Below is a listing of the states and their statute of limitations as they pertain to crimes within that state. While this list is updated regularly, often-times laws in every state get modified, repealed, amended or changed by legislation. Please locate a lawyer who is qualified to represent you in your legal matter.


STATE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR CRIMES

STATE STATUTE RULES
Alabama
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Alabama criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Alaska
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Alaska criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Arizona
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Arizona criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Arkansas
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Arkansas criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
California
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: California criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Colorado
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Colorado criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Connecticut
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Connecticut criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Delaware
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Delaware criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Florida
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Florida criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Georgia
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Georgia criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Hawaii
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Hawaii criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Idaho
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Idaho criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Illinois
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Illinois criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Indiana
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Indiana criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Iowa
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Iowa criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Kansas
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Kansas criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Kentucky
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Kentucky criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Louisiana
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Louisiana criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Maine
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Maine criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Maryland
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Maryland criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Massachusetts
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Massachusetts criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Michigan
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Michigan criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Minnesota
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Minnesota criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Mississippi
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Mississippi criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Missouri
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Missouri criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Montana
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Montana criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Nebraska
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Nebraska criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Nevada
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Nevada criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
New Hampshire
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: New Hampshire criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
New Jersey
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: New Jersey criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
New Mexico
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: New Mexico criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
New York
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: New York criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
North Carolina
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: North Carolina criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
North Dakota
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: North Dakota criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Ohio
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Ohio criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Oklahoma
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Oklahoma criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Oregon
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Oregon criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Pennsylvania
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Pennsylvania criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Rhode Island
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Rhode Island criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
South Carolina
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: South Carolina criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
South Dakota
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: South Dakota criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Tennessee
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Tennessee criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Texas
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Rape: 10 Years
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: 10 Years
  • Counterfeiting: 7 Years
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): 5 Years
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Texas criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Utah
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 3 Years
Disclaimer: Utah criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Vermont
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: 6 Years
  • Forgery | Burglary (felonies: 6 Years
  • Drug Trafficking: 6 Years
  • Counterfeiting: 6 Years
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 6 Years
Disclaimer: Vermont criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Virginia
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Virginia criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Washington
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Washington criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
West Virginia
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Rape: 10 Years
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: 7 Years
  • Drug Trafficking: 6 Years
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): 6 Years
  • Counterfeiting: 6 Years
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: West Virginia criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Wisconsin
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: 6 Years
  • Rape: 6 Years
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: 6 Years
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): 6 Years
  • Counterfeiting: 6 Years
  • Wrongful Death: 3 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Wisconsin criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Wyoming
  • Any capital offense: No Limit
  • Drug Trafficking: No Limit
  • Rape: No Limit
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: No Limit
  • Burglary|Grand Theft|Forgery (felonies): No Limit
  • Counterfeiting: No Limit
  • Wrongful Death: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 2 Years
Disclaimer: Wyoming criminal laws can change over time, and you need to consult with an attorney before you use this information.
Complete state criminal revised statute of limitations can be found on the State Criminal Statute of Limitations page.
Disclaimer: Statute of Limitation laws for criminal actions in every state get modified, repealed, amended, and/or changed by the legislature of that states jurisdiction. The authors and webmaster of StatuteofLimitation.info have made every effort to post the most current statute of limitations. Please use this site as a general reference and for comparison purposes. Do not substitute any information from this site for advice you would get from a qualified legal professional

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