Four Month Rule Law and Legal Definition

Four month rule refers to a rule that requires an action to be taken within four months. For example, some states in the U.S. require a defendant be tried within four months of the arrest, charge, or arraignment. Likewise, section 9-103(1)(d) of the Uniform Commercial Code provides a secured creditor four months’ time to perfect a security interest again in the state to which the collateral perfected previously in another state has been moved.