Is there a statute of limitations on paying back speeding tickets? Can a Fine ever expire?

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Question:

I recieved a ticket out of state over a decade ago. Shortly after I got the ticket, I had moved out of state to my new residence in which I've been living for the past near 10 years. I just moved back to the original state I came from, and I got papers in the mail requesting collection for a speeding ticket from 10 years ago. Is there any statute of limitations or do I have to pay this?

 

Answer:

There are practically no statute of limitations on collecting speeding ticket fines. You usually have 180 days after being issued to the ticket to dispute it in court, which afterwards you waive your right to a trial. Some states attempt to collect speeding ticket fines as far back as 20 years ago. Since you are back in your original state of residence, you should take care of that ticket fine immediately.

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