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I got a ticket 8 years ago for speeding in Cochise County, AZ and paid the fine by mail a month later. 6 months later I get a notice from the court stating a warrant for my arrest was issued in conjunction with the ticket.

They only asked for X number of dollars which was sent, but evidently proof of insurance was also required, since I did not have my id card at the time of the stop.

I worked for a company that was self insured in CA and was a resident of CA, and was driving one of their vehicles. We promptly sent proof of self insurance and financial responsibility to the court, but NO WAY. They would not accept anything like that.

For eight long years the court has treatened me. Made me the worst criminal in AZ, put the fine on my credit report twice, and now it looks like they are doing it again.

What the hell? Warrant for my arrest? Criminal prosecution?

It really makes you wonder how the court system can let criminals walk the street after killing their wives but come after me with a vengence for 8 years about an insurance id card. In CA, your record clears in 3 years, and even warrants disappear after 5 years. This I know for sure, but AZ?

Any attorneys in AZ? I think Tom will have to drive my Z06 through AZ coming back from the Museum.

Sick to death,

Jim Hall

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Jim, do you have a lawyer that you use for your business? If not any lawyer in Cal should be able to help you with this, I do not think there is a time period that runs out

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by hcvone:
I do not think there is a time period that runs out

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You mean that citation I got back in 1986 in Richmond, Ky...for public intoxication, might still be on the books?? Hell, I wasn't about to drive back there for a stupid $75 fine. Besides, the night in jail was bad enough.


Geez, I can see it now...I go to the Cruise-In and I'm tracked down like the 10 Most Wanted.



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Maybe I will tell Troy and he will have the love cuffs put on you
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I think if they issue a bench warrent there is no time period on that

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by fcalmes:

You mean that citation I got back in 1986 in Richmond, Ky...for public intoxication, might still be on the books?? Hell, I wasn't about to drive back there for a stupid $75 fine. Besides, the night in jail was bad enough.


Geez, I can see it now...I go to the Cruise-In and I'm tracked down like the 10 Most Wanted.



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Public intox and no front license plate. Damn, a hardened career criminal!?!?!?!?

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Jim,

I can't speak for AZ laws, but you're wrong on California, at least in LA County. I managed the warrant system for Los Angeles County for 10 years and continue to consult. A warrant stays active until a court recalls it. The courts do have a purge criteria, and I believe it's 8 years in LA, but I'm not sure because they sometimes change, or purge and LAPD complains and the warrants are re-entered. LA doesn't issue many warrants anymore for traffic offenses. They put holds on obtaining your vehicle registration, driver's license, or usually issue a $250 civil judgment in addition to any fees and fines related to your offense. Believe it or not they are very successful with this strategy. The warrants in LA have been reduced from 2.1 million in 1992 to 1.2 million now. This doesn't help much with your AZ situation, but at least you have a better idea of this area of the world. Good luck.

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by fcalmes:

You mean that citation I got back in 1986 in Richmond, Ky...for public intoxication, might still be on the books?? Hell, I wasn't about to drive back there for a stupid $75 fine. Besides, the night in jail was bad enough.


Geez, I can see it now...I go to the Cruise-In and I'm tracked down like the 10 Most Wanted.



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Frank:
That is where I have seen you from!!! NOW I KNOW!! I saw your mug on Americas' Most Wanted...


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Jim, I feel your pain, about six months ago I was driving my winter beater home from the Gym, I got a flat tire and pulled over to fix it, when the little man in blue pulled behind me, he offered assistance and I declined, he went back to his car, and a few minutes later , he came back and told me that he ran my plate , and that there was a warrant for my arrest, from a speeding ticket I got over a year ago. I told him that he had to be mistaken because I have been pulled over since that ticket, and there was no warrant then, he then told me that he had already been instructed to take me in, I cooperated even though I told him he was wrong, and asked him at the very least not to cuff me, well he not only said he had to cuff me , he double cuffed me, I'm very muscular and was twice his size, he cuffed me so tight I was loosing circulation everywhere, and was in alot of pain, after sitting in jail for three hours with real criminals, they came and got me , brought me to a room where they told me that there was a computer error, and they indeed had the record where I went to court and took care of this ticket a year ago, they said they were sorry, on top of this, they impounded my car , and I couldnt get it out until the next day, after I was released the officer came out and apologized, and tried to shake my hand, I told him to fuck off, and walked away. I was going to sue them , but it just wasnt worth the time or money, but I did make them pay for the tow.

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Jim:
In West Virginia,if it is a misdeamenor traffic ticket,the statue of limitations is a year...If I were you,possibly on the Internet someplace...one could find the traffic laws for Arizona..may try that...or hire Johnny Cochran

Best of luck!!
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I spent the first year in phone calls to the court explaining the insurance card violation appeared on the ticket but there was no fine on the actual notice sent by the court for payment. The total fine was for the speeding ticket only. Had the idiots stated they wanted $50.00 more for the "no insurance card" I would have paid that as well.

This whole thing started with their lack of proper notification and now 8 years later has ended up on my Experian Report 3 times.

I wrote to Experian the last time explaining they had no jurisdiction over traffic court and they removed the fine from my record.

Here we go again.

Thanks for the advice.

Jim

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