A statute of limitations is a law that sets a deadline charging someone with committing a crime for filing suit after an injury has been suffered.The statute of limitations deadlines vary depending on the jurisdiction an... More » Government & Politics Law

Under federal law, the statute of limitations for bank robbery is five years. After this time has passed, those involved in such crimes cannot be tried at the federal level, though additional state laws may result in cha... More » Government & Politics Crime

The statute of limitations for most federal crimes is five years, according to the United States Department of Justice. The limit for certain crimes varies, usually depending on the severity of the crime. More » Government & Politics Crime
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