New Jersey Criminal Statute of Limitations

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At Jack Venturi Law, we provide a skilled defense against misdemeanor and felony cases in courts throughout New Jersey. We have been handling complex legal issues for more than 35 years and have the knowledge, skills and resources to protect the rights and freedoms of our clients.

If you have a question involving the statute of limitations for a criminal offense you are charged with, we encourage you to call us toll free at 732-247-3340 for a free initial consultation.

New Jersey Statutes of Limitations

Statutes of limitation prevent the state from prosecuting cases that are considered to be untimely. In general, the statute of limitations for a criminal offense in New Jersey is five years. However, some crimes, such as murder or rape, can be prosecuted at any time. Others are significantly less than the standard five years such as disorderly persons charges which must be prosecuted within one year of the alleged offense.

It is important to remember that, if a suspect flees, the statue of limitations is suspended in order to avoid suspects fleeing to wait out the statute of limitations.

Has Time Run Out in Your Case?

If you think the New Jersey criminal statute of limitations may prevent the prosecution of a crime you have been accused of, we can help you explore the facts and protect your rights. If the statute of limitations has not run out, we will provide you with an aggressive defense against the charges you face. To learn more about how our attorneys can help you, contact us today for a free initial consultation.