Statutes Of Limitations In Ohio Criminal Cases

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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

Burglary

20 years

Disorderly conduct

Six months or two years, depending on the facts of the case

Kidnapping

20 years

Voluntary manslaughter

20 years

Involuntary manslaughter

20 years

Murder

No statute of limitations

Rape

20 years

Receiving stolen property

One year or three years, depending on the facts of the case

Robbery

20 years

Theft

One year or three years, depending on the facts of the case