A statute of limitations only applies if the crime is not prosecuted. You were given a court summons so you were prosecuted. If you want this off your record contact an attorney and seek an expungement.
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Understanding you live in High Point, the jurisdiction appears to be in NEW YORK. You may want to check AVVO.com and enter the specific city / county there for a referral. If you can't find someone, check out the SuperLawyers link below. Look under the "SEARCH" drop-down in the upper right hand corner.
You may be able to find a lawyer in New York that way too.
Sorry, wish there was more information to share.
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I suggest contacting an attorney who practices in the NY county that you were cited in and discuss with him your options concerning an expungement. The individual you spoke with at the police station is correct. This will not go away on its own. Best of luck.
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