Virginia Statutes of Limitations
Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors | Last reviewed June 20, 2016
This article has been written and reviewed for legal accuracy, clarity, and style by FindLaw’s team of legal writers and attorneys and in accordance with our editorial standards.
The last updated date refers to the last time this article was reviewed by FindLaw or one of our contributing authors. We make every effort to keep our articles updated. For information regarding a specific legal issue affecting you, please contact an attorney in your area.
All states, including Virginia, place time limits for filing lawsuits or prosecuting crimes. These time limits are called statutes of limitations and often vary by the type of civil action or crime. For instance, the time limit for Virginia to prosecute a defendant for felony cruelty to animals is five years, but only one year for agricultural animals. Civil statutes of limitations range from one to 20 years, with a two-year limit for personal injury claims. Understanding the statute of limitations that applies to your situation is very important. Click on the links below to learn more.
Learn About Virginia Statutes of Limitations
Virginia Statute of Limitations Articles
You Don’t Have To Solve This on Your Own – Get a Lawyer’s Help
Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.