I recently got a letter in the mail for suspension of my license and if I would like to contest the suspension. So I call DPS and they tell me that a ticket that I got in 2013 was submitted in the system in January of 2017 and that since I got 4 moving violations in the years of 2012 and 2013 they are going to suspend my license for 3 months. So I am currently going to contest the ticket due to the fact that this happened 4 years ago and it was not my fault in a way that they submitted it late. Because I would of been glad to have done the suspension then for my wrong doings. Do you think the judge will pass it and drop it due to it being such a long time ago? Oh and all of my tickets are paid for in full so I don't owe anything to the state.
To answer your original question, the statute of limitations on any misdemeanor case, such as a traffic ticket, is 2 years from the date of offense. However in your situation, it sounds like you already paid the ticket in question, it's just that the court where you paid the citation did not report the conviction to the DPS for several years. If that is the case, you cannot contest the ticket. That issues is finalized and the statute of limitations does not apply. You may contest the administrative license suspension, but if your argument is: "They should have suspended my license back then, not now", and you have to admit that the grounds for the suspension are valid, I am not sure how a Judge would rule. Call an attorney in the area to see the best way to keep your license from being suspended.
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