A Statute of Limitation is the time frame for which the State and prosecution have to bring criminal charges against a suspect.
Under A.R.S. § 13 – 107 time limits for which charges can be brought are either named by crime or criminal classification.
In general, the State has one year to bring charges for Misdemeanors and 7 years for Felonies. The court may grant an extension in which to prosecute charges if there is a justifiable reason that exists.