Dallas, TX asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas

Q: Why am I being charged with traffic violation tickets from when I was a minor

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A: The charging of traffic violation tickets from when you were a minor in Texas can occur due to the absence of a statute of limitations for many traffic offenses in the state. If you failed to address these tickets when you were younger, they may have remained unresolved in the court system, accumulating fines and penalties over time. Additionally, outstanding traffic violations can affect your ability to renew your driver's license or register a vehicle in Texas, prompting the state to take action to collect these debts. In some cases, failure to address traffic tickets can result in the issuance of warrants for your arrest, leading to legal consequences if discovered during unrelated encounters with law enforcement.

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