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How Long Does The State Of Louisiana Have To Bring My Case To Trial After Prosecution Has Been Instituted Against Me By Indictment Or The Filing Of A Bill Of Information?

A. The offense charged determines the applicable limitations period, but the applicable limitations period may be interrupted or suspended. If the applicable limitations period has not been interrupted or suspended, and except as otherwise provided by law, no trial may be commenced, and no bail obligation shall be enforceable:

  1. In a capital case, after 3 years from the date of institution of prosecution;
  2. In other felony cases, after 2 years from the date of institution of prosecution;
  3. In misdemeanor cases, after 1 year from the date of institution of prosecution.

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