The statue of limitation that pertains to a legal event, decision, or sentence is defined as the period of time in which a court order can be enacted; furthermore, statue of limitations are the maximum amount of time in which any stipulations passed by the court hold legal relevance.
Exploring a Statue of Limitation
Statue of limitations can vary in length depending on the severity or nature of the offense resulting in the passing of a specific statue of limitation; the statue of limitations with regard to a misdemeanor will be far less lengthy than one attributed to a felony – court documentation will fully disclose the details of any particular statue of limitation.
The Expiration of a Statue of Limitations
Upon the expiration of a statue of limitation, any court orders pertaining to the initial offense are considered null and void; however, this does not mean that a criminal record is expunged. Although associated penalties end with any given statue of limitations upon expiration, the longevity of a criminal record is unrelated.