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The best way would be to hire a CA criminal defense lawyer and have him make an appearance on your behalf regarding the traffic violation and see if it can be paid with a fine and shown as a closed case.
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Was the traffic violation ever taken care of? The fact that it is old is of no consequence if it still in play with your immigration rights. I doubt that you are going to travel to CA yourself from Florida and show up at each hearing to contest the citation [many hearings are potentially rescheduled 2-3 times before the final ruling is made].
Once the CA criminal court system issues an order that the citation is taken care of, then it will reflect that in the public records and in the DHS system.
There are any number of reasons why this may be showing as an open case even though you paid the fines. One may simply be court error. A local criminal defense lawyer will need to get the court to issue an order that says that the citation has been paid and taken care of. This may require you to submit proof at a hearing before that CA criminal court in the form of testimony that you paid this fine since I doubt you have any records that old. The State of CA will then have to cross examine your testimony and argue that it was not paid. The judge will then rule based on credibility of the evidence presented. If the court rules against you, then you will be asked to pay a new fine to take care of this.