Is there a statue of limitation on driving without a driver license?
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If there was a failure to answer the charge and a warrant issued there is no issue with any statute of limitations (and have most probably been driving without a valid license or insurance for the entire period. These things never go away by themselves. It appears you may well have been actually given a break as the correct charge would have been driving while suspended, probable second offense. Sorry.
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Your question is a little ambiguous. A statute of limitations only applies to prevent a court from issuing a warrant after the statute of limitations has run. If the court has issued a warrant within the time limit for the statute of limitations, the warrant may go unsatisfied for several years beyond the incident date and even beyond the time allotted for the statute of limitations for bringing the charges before it is satisfied and an arrest is made.
My guess is that a warrant for your arrest was issued shortly after the incident date and you were not arrested on the warrant for several years. This type of scenario is not prohibited by the statute of limitations and is generally not a defense to the charges being pursued.