Denver, CO asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Tennessee

Q: I was wondering if there's a statute of limitations on misdeamenor court fines in TN it's been 8 years

it's been 8 years and they are now trying to collect even though I was found indigent. Also is there a statute of limitations on traffic fines? it's been 10 plus years and I still can't get my license

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Shanone Emmack
Shanone Emmack
  • Franklin, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: I'm not sure about the statute of limitations. However you may be able to get some fines and costs waived by the court if you are found to be indigent. You will need to get a court date and fill out an affidavit of indigency and ask the judge to waive your costs and fees. Some costs can't be waived but a lot of them may be eligible. You can also ask for a slow pay option and the court may release the hold on your license.

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