Statutes of Limitations
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Statue of limitations on dismissed without prejudice?



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The statute of limitations on a case dismissed without prejudice should be the same as the statute of limitations for the charges. Being dismissed without prejudice just means either the plaintiff or the state has dropped the case for now, but still have the right to bring it back. For example, if they dismiss a murder case without prejudice, there's no statute of limitations. They can bring it back at any time. For personal injury, the length varies by state. It could be anywhere between 1-6 years where they could bring the case back. Check the charge number for your state. You could probably Google "statute of limitations (state) (charge)". Many states list their statutes online. Hope this helps