I received a notice of unpaid traffic code violation in the mail the other day . The violation is a photo violation - no right on red which I apparently committed over a year ago , however , this is the first I've heard of it . I apparently committed the violation in March of 2012 , which is when I was changing apartments . So I'm guessing the original traffic ticket was sent to my old apartment , but I had no idea . My court date to contest has obviously already passed , but was told I can set up a new one if I'd like to speak to the judge . So is there a statute of limitations ? Do I still have to pay this ? What if the judge says I HAVE to pay this ?