“I was wrongly convicted of murder. I spent nearly 17 years in prison fighting my case. When I finally won a new trial, I chose Greg Robey to be a part of my defense team. He found an FBI agent who had worked on the case in the 1980s, along with critical pieces of evidence that we thought were long lost. After a long and very hard-fought trial, I was found Not Guilty of all charges. I owe my freedom to Greg Robey and my defense team.” -R.R., Ravenna, Ohio
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.