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Criminal Statutes of Limitations and Speedy Trial Act Considerations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 3, 2020, Covington Alert

COVID-19 (hereinafter, “the coronavirus”) is causing significant interruptions to the legal system across the United States, with implications for actual and potential subjects in government investigations and defendants in enforcement actions. This client advisory analyzes the pandemic’s potential effects on the default statute of limitations for federal crimes and deadlines under the Speedy Trial Act.

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