Welcome to FindLaw's coverage of Hawaii's statute of limitations laws. The Aloha State has laws on the books which define the time period in which a lawsuit must be filed (in civil cases) and prohibit prosecutors from charging for the commission of a crime after the passage of a specified number of years (in criminal cases). Defective products also have their own rules on bringing suit. This section includes articles on civil, criminal, and product liability time limits to file a case, as well as where to go if you are seeking legal representation. Click on the links below for the Hawaii-specific statutes of limitations.