Apache Junction, AZ asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan

Q: I got a DWLS in 2014, I never went to court for the ticket. Is there a statute of limitations for these offenses

I got a ticket, never went to court because I moved states. The ticket was for Driving While License was Suspended, is there a length of time before these tickets go away, or do they stay with me forever

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: You should contact the court listed on the ticket. It's likely you have a bench warrant for failure to appear. It's possible you can rectify the situation virtually, or retain local counsel to help you. Once you've been charged with something, it doesn't just go away over time. What you don't want is to be pulled over while visiting Michigan and arrested on this bench warrant.

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