Long-Arm Statute Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Long-Arm Statute, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Long-Arm Statute?

(n) Long-Arm Statute is the legal provision granting authority to a state or local court, on a person or entity not a resident in the jurisdiction of such court, to try them for a crime or default in which they are involved.