That's not how it works. A statute of limitations is how long the State has to file a case after an offense occurs. So if a case was filed and someone just blew it off for 8 years, it will never go away until they turn themselves in on it and deal with it. The warrant will remain active and they could be arrested on it at any time. It will be on their record forever unless the case is dismissed or the person is acquitted at trial and then hires an attorney to expunge the case from his record.
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