Current with changes from the 2020 Second Extraordinary Session through Act 60
Section 578 - General ruleA. 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.Acts 2006, No. 123, §1, eff. June 2, 2006.