Minneapolis, MN asked in Collections and Traffic Tickets for Minnesota

Q: Should I pay for a 16y old speeding ticket from another state? Pay the state or collection agency?

I recently received this speeding ticket apparently in 2004. I don't understand, why I just got it now? The address I currently live wasn't on my drivers license then. I currently live in a different state from the issued ticket. I'm confused as in what I should do.

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3 Lawyer Answers
William Bailey
William Bailey
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: It is unclear what state the ticket is from. You will want to contact an attorney in that state.

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Answered
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Contact an attorney where the ticket was issued.

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: It's unlikely that a petty traffic violation from 16 years ago would affect your drivers' license. So it seems more of a debt and money issue at this point. But you maybe able to file a motion to reopen in the originating jurisdiction. Contact an attorney in that state.

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