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Wyoming Statutes of Limitations

What is the statute of limitations for your legal rights in Wyoming?

Wyoming Statute of Limitation

Statute of Limitation Laws in Wyoming

Wyoming State SealIn order to convict you of an offense or sue you for monetary gain, your crime, tort or contractual agreement must fall within a certain time-line allowed by law. An Wyoming law on statute of limitations is simply that time which is allotted by the law as written by the state of Wyoming within which you can be convicted or held liable for a debt.

When a crime has been committed in Wyoming or a debt collector is harassing you, it's important to understand that finding the best lawyer is imperative to your legal case. Debt collectors and county prosecutors have an almost unlimited amount of resources to help them win their case against you. Therefore, it's important to find a Wyoming lawyer who is knowledgeable in the state legal system.

Below is the Wyoming statute of limitations listings for a number of different offenses and torts. While this list is updated regularly, often-times laws get modified, repealed, amended or changed by legislation. Please consult with a qualified Wyoming attorney in this and any other legal matter.

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Type of Offense Length of Statute
Any capital offense:No Limit
Drug trafficking:No Limit
Forgery (felony):No Limit
Counterfeiting(felony):No Limit
Rape:No Limit
Contracts:6 years; or 10 years if under seal
Injury to personal property:4 Years
Open accounts for debt collections:8 Years
Wrongful Death:2 Years from the date of death
Fraud:4 years from when the fraud was or reasonably should have been discovered.
Intentional Torts:1 Years
Libel | Slander | Defamation:1 Year
Medical Malpractice Actions:The plaintiff has two (2) years with which to file a medical malpractice claim in Wyoming. In the case of a minor, the claim must be made prior to the eighth birthday or within two (2) years of the incident that caused injury or death, whichever is later. The former patient also has two years from the discovery of the injury to file suit. Code Section §1-1-109
Personal Injury Actions:4 years from the date of injury
Rules for Minors:3 years from date of 18th birthday except in cases of medical malpractice or wrongful death
Products Liability Actions:4 years from date of discovery
Complete Wyoming criminal revised statute of limitations can be found on the Wyoming Criminal Statute of Limitations page.
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Wyoming Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

In order for an Wyoming debt collector or debt buyer to sue you to collect a debt they have to do that within the time limits that the state of Wyoming law requires. This is what is known as the statute of limitations. If they sue you outside of that statute of limitations then that may violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Even threatening to sue you beyond the statute of limitations can also be considered a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) violation.

If you are dealing with an unscrupulous Wyoming debt collector that is threatening you with a lawsuit, whether verbal or written, for an old debt, then you need to look at the Wyoming statute of limitations if that debt collector has a potential case against you or has potentially violated the FDCP Act.

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