Skip to main content

What is the statute of limitations on Misdemeanor Domestic Battery in Illinois?

Wheaton, IL |
Filed under: Domestic violence

I was punched in the head by my wife, and there were witnesses, when is the last date that I can file charges?

Attorney Answers 2


  1. The general Illinois prosecutor's statute of limitations for misdemeanor domestic battery is 18 months. Remember a prosecutor has to have enough time to conduct an investigation, too, before the running of the statute.

    In some instances domestic battery can be charged as a felony, and, in that case the statute of limitations is five years.


  2. Brinkmeier is right about the statute of limitations on a misdemeanor being 18 months from the date of the incident. He is also right that in certain instances domestic battery can be a felony. However, the statute of limitations on this felony is THREE (3) years, not five.

Criminal defense topics

Top tips from attorneys

What others are asking

Can't find what you're looking for?

Post a free question on our public forum.

Ask a Question

- or -

Search for lawyers by reviews and ratings.

Find a Lawyer

Browse all legal topics