New York Statute of Limitations:

New York Statute of Limitations:

Statutes of limitations are laws which say how long, after certain events, a case may be started based on those events.

Case Time Since The Law
Arson No time limit, 2 or 5 years depending on the facts N.Y. Crim. Proc. § 30.10(2)(a) or (b) or (c)
Assault/Battery 1 year from act (Civil); 2 or 5 years depending on the facts (Criminal) N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 215(3) & N.Y. Crim. Proc. § 30.10(2)(b) or (c)
Burglary 2 or 5 years depending on the facts N.Y. Crim. Proc. § 30.10(2)(b) or (c)
Car accidents 3 years from date of accident N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 214(4);
Class A felony No statute of limitations N.Y. Crim. Proc. § 30.10(2)(a)
Contract in writing 6 years N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 213(2)
Contract oral or not in writing 6 years N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 213(2)
Debt collection 6 years N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 213(2)
Emotional distress (intentional) 1 year from act N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 215(3); 14 N.Y.Prac., New York Law of Torts § 1:40
Emotional distress (negligent) 3 years from date of accident 75A N.Y. Jur. 2d Limitations and Laches § 215
Enforcing court judgments 20 years N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 211(b)
False imprisonment 1 year (Civil) N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 215(3)
Fraud 6 years N.Y. C.P.L.R. §213(8)
Kidnapping No time limit or 5 years depending on the facts N.Y. Crim. Proc. § 30.10(2)(a) or (b)
Legal malpractice 3 years N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 214(6)
Libel/Slander 1 year from act N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 215(3)
Manslaughter 1st & 2nd degrees 5 years N.Y. Crim. Proc. § 30.10(2)(b)
Medical malpractice 2 years and 6 months from date of malpractice or from end of continuous treatment rendered by the party or entity you intend to sue for a particular condition, illness or injury N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 214-a
Misdemeanors 2 years N.Y. Crim. Proc. § 30.10(2)(c)
Mortgages 6 years N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 213(4)
Murder, 1st degree No time limit N.Y. Crim. Proc. § 30.10(2)(a)
New York City & New York State 90 days to give notice; 1 year and 90 days N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 217-a
Other felonies 5 years N.Y. Crim. Proc. § 30.10(2)(b)
Other negligence resulting in personal injury 3 years from date of accident N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 214(5)
Petty offense 1 year N.Y. Crim. Proc. § 30.10(2)(d)
Product liability 3 years from date of accident N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 214(3)
Property damage 3 years N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 214(4)  or N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 214-c
Rape No time limit N.Y. Crim. Proc. § 30.10(2)(a)
Receiving stolen property 2 or 5 years depending on the facts N.Y. Crim. Proc. § 30.10(2)(b) or (c)
Robbery 5 years N.Y. Crim. Proc. § 30.10(2)(b)
Slip and fall 3 years from date of accident N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 214(5)
Store credit cards 4 years N.Y. UCC 2-725(1)
Theft (“Larceny”) 2 or 5 years depending on the facts N.Y. Crim. Proc. § 30.10(2)(b) or (c)
Trespass 3 years N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 214(4)
Wrongful death 2 years from death N.Y. E.P.T.L. § 5-4.1
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