Whether you plan to file a lawsuit or are facing the possibility of criminal charges, you should know that there are certain time limits for the filing of either civil claims or criminal charges. These are called statutes of limitations and they vary for different actions and offenses. FindLaw's Kansas Statutes of Limitations section provides you with all the basic information you need to make the right decisions with respect to time limits. For instance, plaintiffs have two years within which to file a personal injury claim, while prosecutors have a five-year time limit for filing misdemeanor charges. Learn more about the state's statutes of limitations by clicking on one of the following links.