Mississippi Statutes of Limitations
Welcome to FindLaw's section covering the main statutes of limitations -- or time limits to bring a civil or criminal action in court -- in the state of Mississippi. The criminal statute of limitations requires prosecutors to file criminal charges against a suspect within two years for misdemeanors and within five years for certain felonies, but there is no time limit in Mississippi for charges of murder, kidnapping, rape, burglary, robbery, larceny, and several other serious crimes. The state's civil statute of limitations ranges from one to seven years, but most civil actions have a time limit of two years to file from the date of the (alleged) incident. Click on a link below to learn more about Mississippi's statutes of limitations.