Question: Is there a statute of limitations on white-collar crimes?

Answer: Generally, yes. Most white-collar crimes are considered to be financial-type transactions and in federal courts the general statute of limitations on criminal cases or criminal charges is five years under 18 U.S.C. ยง 3282. Some individual crimes have their own statutes of limitations that must be looked at, but the general federal statute of limitations on criminal matters is five years, and most white-collar crimes, if not all, fall into that category. Wisconsin state felonies have a general six-year statute of limitations. Again, there are individual crimes that have their own statute of limitations, but most white-collar crime is going to fall under that either five year under the federal system, or six year under the Wisconsin state system statute of limitations.

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