In order to ensure the integrity of evidence and testimony, ensure a relatively speedy judicial system, and prevent the prospect of lifetime threats of lawsuits, states have enacted time limits for bringing civil and criminal claims or charges. These time limits are referred to as statutes of limitations. Welcome to FindLaw's section on the statutes of limitations under New Hampshire law and how these time limits "toll" and when the clock is stopped, such as when a suspect is evading the law. The Granite State's criminal statute of limitations is six years for most felonies and 2 years for most misdemeanors, although there is no time limit for murder charges. There is a three-year time limit for injury and most other civil claims. Click on a link below to learn more about New Hampshire's statutes of limitations.