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In criminal cases, statutes of limitations restrict the time that the state can take to file charges against the alleged perpetrator. The length of that period depends on the crime. For the most serious crimes, there is no limitation.
Here are some of the statutes of limitations for criminal charges in Ohio:
|Arson||Six years or 20 years, depending on the facts of the case|
|Assault||One year, three years, or 20 years, depending on the facts of the case|
|Disorderly conduct||Six months or two years, depending on the facts of the case|
|Voluntary manslaughter||20 years|
|Involuntary manslaughter||20 years|
|Murder||No statute of limitations|
|Receiving stolen property||One year or three years, depending on the facts of the case|
|Theft||One year or three years, depending on the facts of the case|
If you have questions about the statute of limitations for a particular offense, contact an Ohio criminal defense attorney.