statute of limitations

  • As the technology becomes more common, the supposed need for statutes of limitations lessens. Lynn Hecht Schafran, director of the National Judicial Education Program at the women's legal defense and education fund Legal Momentum, tells Bustle:"Being able to have tangible evidence that carries forward through the years is a very important step toward making it reasonable to lift these statutes of limitations."Of course, not every rape victim is given a rape kit, so DNA evidence isn't present in every case.