The SOL is 5 years for most federal crimes. However, generally the period may be
extended or the running of the period suspended or tolled under a number of
The federal statute of limitations is generally 5 years, although there are ways it can sometimes be extended. Also, you should be aware that the statute for a felon in possession of the firearm runs from the date of the possession. There is no limit to the permissible age of the underlying felony conviction.