Statute of Limitations were put in place to allow for people to have a fair chance at defending themselves against accusations made against them

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For anyone who grew up in the era of the Cosby Family being on the television virtually daily, there could be no more shocking revelation than the fact that Bill Cosby is facing the allegations that he is currently facing.  Regardless of the merits of the case itself, and further regardless of which side of the issue that you fall on as to his guilt or innocence, the legal issue of State of Limitations is one of vital importance in the Cosby case as well as many cases in the State of Ohio and across the country. In Ohio there are certain time periods by which a person must be tried in order for the government to meet their burden in regards to Statute of Limitations.  There are many reasons why this is important ranging from the ability of a person to adequately defend themselves to the ability of people to procure the evidence needed n their defense. In today’s day and age of cell phones, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the like, where many of the items that could be used in a person’s defense are stored in electronic forms that have limited retention periods, it is important to require person to be charged and tried in a timely manner. While Statute of Limitations may ultimately lead to results that are not popular or distasteful to the common morals of the public, Statute of Limitations were put in place to allow for people to have a fair chance at defending themselves against accusations made against them.  These are rights that are specific to every State and the United States Constitution, but for the protection of everyone they should be preserved.