Statutes of limitations apply to both criminal and civil cases, placing time restrictions on how soon a plaintiff, or prosecutor, may file a civil claim or criminal charge. They are intended to ensure a more efficient legal system, help preserve evidence, and remove the prospect of being "threatened" with a lawsuit indefinitely. FindLaw's section on the statutes of limitations in Nebraska explains these concepts in non-legalese, with links to related resources, to help you best understand these time limits. The articles in this section also list the various statutes of limitation for different actions (for example, there is no time limit for murder charges). Click on a link below to learn more.