Infraction date: 6/22/2009. Court served someone I was living with at the time (that person never told me about the service). Two arraignment hearings on 7/20/2009 and 10/19/2009. Court sent me a letter on 10/10/2012 stating that I owed the state money (first I found about the problem). Court refers the debt to a collection agency and "initiates collection procedures" in late 11/2012 (40 months after infraction). Collection company adds $100 to the fine and threatens to report to the credit bureaus if not paid by late 01/2013. I believe they are in violation of the state's collection procedures stated in A.R.S. 28-1601 (failing to collect within 3yrs.) How do I proceed? I value my credit and it is at risk, can I stop proceedings until I find out is they can legally collect the debt?