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Maine Statutes of Limitations

Welcome to FindLaw's section covering the statutes of limitations in the state of Maine, which are intended to make the justice system more efficient and effective by placing time limits on the filing of civil actions (such as lawsuits) and criminal charges. Criminal statutes of limitations in Maine are generally three years for misdemeanors and six years for felonies, although the time limit is eight years for sexual assault charges and no limit for murder or sexual assault against a victim under the age of 16. The state's civil statute of limitations is six years for most civil actions, including personal injury and injury to personal property claims. Click on a link below to learn more.

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