Arizona Criminal Statute of Limitations Laws
State laws place limits on how much time prosecutors have to file criminal charges, called the criminal statute of limitations. Most states have different limits for different kinds of crimes, and Arizona follows suit. There is a seven year time limit for the filing of felony charges, for instance.
Learn about Arizona's criminal statute of limitation laws and related matters in the sections below. See Criminal Law Basics for additional details.
|Felonies||Homicide, violent sexual assault, misuse of public money, falsifying public records: none; other felonies: 7 yrs.|
|Misdemeanors||1 yr.; petty offenses: 6 mos.|
|Acts During Which Statute Does Not Run||Absent from state or no reasonably ascertainable residence in state; identity not known|
Note: State laws are constantly changing -- please contact an Arizona criminal defense attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.