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Are you talking about a civil case or a criminal case? Because that changes the function of the statute of limitations.
criminal, they had dropped a possesion charge and refiled it later, 4 years later.
Ok. The statute of limitations runs from the date that the political entity, the state, discovers the criminal offense.
It doesn't run from filing.
Now, if this is a misdemeanor level possession, they are beyond the statute of limitations of 1 year. If it is, however, a class 2 through class 6 felony, the statute of limitations is 7 years.