If you never went to court, you have a failure to appear hold rather than a failure to pay hold. Failure to appear hold can generally be cleared up by appearing in Court. If you appeared in Court and were ordered to pay, you have a failure to pay hold which may require payment. You should try and get an attorney to lookup the case and try and get it cleared up. Unfortunately, there is no automatic clearing of the record, but it may be easier to resolve than you think. Often, the Courts will negotiate old cases. If they are set for trial the officer frequently is no longer available or may show up and negotiate for lesser charges. It may be a lot simpler than you think.