Statute of Limitations for New York Offenses

subpic1A skilled criminal defense lawyer will use every legal or factual defense at his or her disposal. In certain situations, a prosecutor may not charge an individual for some time after the act was allegedly committed. In these situations, it is incumbent upon an attorney to explore whether these charges are barred by the applicable statute of limitations.

The law firm of Goldberg & Allen provides a strong defense to all types of felony and misdemeanor allegations. From our office in Manhattan, we have achieved positive results for clients facing a variety of criminal charges. We will look closely at the evidence to determine whether or not a charge is barred by the criminal statute of limitations.

What Is The Statute Of Limitations in New York?

The statute of limitations for New York offenses are as follows:

  • Murder or any Class A felony: no statute of limitations
  • Felonies involving violations of the collection, treatment and disposal of refuse and solid waste: four years
  • Felonies involving a breach of fiduciary duty: within one year of the discovery of the offense
  • Felonies involving official misconduct: five years
  • Other felonies: five years
  • Misdemeanors: two years
  • Petty offenses: one year

The statute of limitations does not run when a defendant is absent from the state. Therefore, these laws do not apply to people who leave New York in order to avoid prosecution.

Contact Goldberg & Allen to Discuss Your Criminal Charges

Our New York City lawyers are able to provide a skilled defense against all types of criminal allegations. Email or call 212-766-3366 to discuss your situation with our law firm.