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My name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today. Thank you for your question and for using justanswer.com. Do you have a warrant for the ticket?
If you do not have a warrant filed for this ticket, then the statute of limitations for this ticket has long passed and you could not be prosecuted for it. If you had a warrant from it then you would simply need to pay the ticket and fees but since you do not it should be gone at this point being 17 years ago. You shouldn't need to worry about it.
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So you must have a warrant then for the unpaid ticket. See link on how to find the ticket: http://www.dmv.org/az-arizona/lost-traffic-ticket.php
You could simply contact the court and pay the fine plus court costs. If there court is requiring more (unlikely) then it might be easiest to retain an Arizona attorney to take care of it. I bet you could do it for around $500 or less. It will simply be paying the old ticket and it should be taken care of. You need to know where you got the ticket.
I could but drafting a document letter would be an additional service which would cost extra. We cannot represent you per the rules of this site so we could help you draft the letter but it would have to come from you and there would be no attorney client relationship. I would charge $65 for a sample letter for you but you would need to give me a day or two as I will not be able to do this tonight.
Depending on exactly what you want it would be $65.
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