CIVIL CAUSES OF ACTION

Description
Statute
Assault and Battery, 2 years
Contract (in writing), 6 years
Contract (oral or not in writing), 6 years   
False Imprisonment, 2 years
Fraud, 6 years
Enforcing Court Judgments, 20 years
Legal Malpractice, 2 years
Libel, 1 year
Medical Malpractice, 2 years
Personal Injury, 2 years
Product Liability, 2 years
Property Damage, 6 years
Slander, 1 year
Trespass, 6 years
Wrongful Death, 2 years

CRIMINAL CAUSES OF ACTION

Description
Statute
Arson, 5 years
N.J. Stat. § 2C:1-6(b)            
Assault, 1 or 5 years (Depending on the facts of the case)
Burglary, 5 years
Disorderly Conduct, 1 year
Kidnapping, 5 years
Manslaughter, No time limit
Murder, No time limit
Rape ("Sexual Assault"), No time limit
Receiving Stolen Property, 1 or 5 years (Depending on the facts of the case)   
Robbery, 5 years
Theft, 1 or 5 years (Depending on the facts of the case)
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