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Does anyone know the statute of limitaiton on tickets?

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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

2002 Z06 on order.
2000 LS1
1999 LS1 Total Loss vehicle
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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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