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In criminal law, a statute of limitations is a law that says how the prosecutor has to file charges or obtain an indictment after commission of a crime.  In civil law, a statute of limitations is a law that says how long the plaintiff has to sue after accrual of a cause of action.  The notion of "a statute of limitations on a[n] order" makes little or no sense.

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Hi @dannywilliams74

 

Welcome to the community and thanks for posting! As others have mentioned, if may be helpful if you can provide us with some context for your question. You posted in the "Child Custody & Child Support" forum, so it appears that your post involves family law. By "order of commitment," are you referring to an order made by a judge committing an individual to a psychiatric institution?

 

As other users have mentioned, a statute of limitation is a time limit for bringing a civil lawsuit or criminal prosecution.

 

The FindLaw.com Team

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