As I have said in other answers to similar other questions on here - I am not a California Lawyer and you should consult a California lawyer to give him or her the details to get a definitive answer. Subject to that - generally speaking, a Statute of Limitations only applies prior to a charge being filed. It regulates the available time for the prosecutor to bring charges after a crime is discovered. Once charges are filed the statute of limitations has been fulfilled and no longer is pertinent (except for any new charges from the same events). You may have other timing concerns (such as "speedy trial" etc. which will depend on the precise circumstances) but statute of limitations is no longer one of them..