La. Code Crim. Proc. art. 578

Current with changes from the 2020 Second Extraordinary Session through Act 60
Section 578 - General rule
A. Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, no trial shall be commenced nor any bail obligation be enforceable:
(1) In capital cases after three years from the date of institution of the prosecution;
(2) In other felony cases after two years from the date of institution of the prosecution; and
(3) In misdemeanor cases after one year from the date of institution of the prosecution.
B. The offense charged shall determine the applicable limitation.

La. Cr.P. § 578

Acts 2006, No. 123, §1, eff. June 2, 2006.