What are Statute Of Limitations?
A statute of limitations is a law that sets the maximum amount of time that parties involved in a dispute have to initiate legal proceedings from the date of an alleged offense. This could be a civil or criminal case, and the length of time allowed from the statute can vary from one jurisdiction to another and the nature of the offense.
In other words, each state has different laws, which apply to the statute of limitations. The length of times also varies depending on the case. These could be written civil cases, oral civil cases, no-limit felonies, personal injury cases, and other felonies. Keep in mind that there are always exceptions, especially when it comes to auto accident statute of limitations.
The main purpose of the statute of limitations is to keep defendants from having to defend themselves from charges that occurred so far into the past that it makes it impossible to properly defend oneself. Statute of limitations also provides enough time for the injured party to recover (at least partially) from stress and injury related to the incident.
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