What is the statue of limitations to be able to file a lawsuit pertaining to a criminal case after it has gone through the law process and been closed?

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What is the statue of limitations to be able to file a lawsuit pertaining to a criminal case after it has gone through the law process and been closed?

Asked on October 25, 2015 under Criminal Law, Texas

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

It depends on the basis for the lawsuit. To name some of the more common ones: in your state, the statutory period for assault, for personal injury, for property damage, or for wrongful death, is two years; for fraud or breach of contract (e.g. many financial crimes) it is four years. However, bear in mind that the statute of limitaitons is counted or calculated from when the event (e.g. the crime occured), not from when the criminal case closed.


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