Naples, FL asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Traffic Tickets for Florida

Q: is there a statute of limitations on speeding ticket and possession of alcohol by a minor from 20 years ago?

My fiancé received a letter from a law firm for tickets from 20 years ago for 2 tickets from another state. One for speeding 15 mph and one for possession of alcohol by a minor. It states he needs to appear in court or pay $500. Is this something they can still go after?

1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: If the tickets were from another state, you should ask your question in the Justia section for that state. But the chances are that if he was ticket by a police officer a judgment of guilty has long-since been entered on those tickets; a SOL would not apply. There is an interstate compact on traffic tickets; they can be enforced here and a penalty of suspension of his driver's license could be imposed.

If the letter is from a "law firm", it could be a scam of some sort.

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