Hello. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be happy to answer your question.
I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation.
Unfortunately, there is no statute of limitation when it comes to the citation for fare evasion, as it turns from an administrative violation (similar to a traffic violation) to a criminal
Class C misdemeanor
charge if not paid within 30 days from the issuance of the citation.
Also, if such citation remains unanswered and unpaid within 30 days, an arrest warrant will be issued against the alleged violator and there is no statute of limitation once the criminal charge is filed and an arrest warrant is issues.
Class C misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of up to $500.
If you were never issued such citation, you can request a copy of the citation, but unfortunately, unless you can prove by clear evidence that this is some type of clerical mistake, you would either have to appear in court to contest this citation or to hire a local Texas Criminal Defense attorney to help you resolve this issue.
I wish you the best of luck and please let me know if you have any related follow up questions!