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Im in tx I recently was pulled over and was unaware my

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im in tx I recently was pulled over and was unaware my liability insurance did not renew I went to pay the fines and the JP said $824 for 2nd offense I was bewilder and remembered the first time but it was back in ***** ***** of 2005 is there not a limitation on this?
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Customer: ok my insurance was suppose to renew automatically through my credit card it was due dec12 2015 I was pulled over for speeding on ***** ***** 24 2016 which is when i also received a no insurance ticket i called my insurance company and they claimed i was not set up for auto pay yet it had been taken out for the past three years without me doing nothing
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  LegalKnowledge replied 1 year ago.

Good afternoon. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. The court can and will go back and look at your record. Even though this happened over 10 years ago, it is still a second offense and as a result, the JP can impose a higher fine, then for a first time offender. The statute of limitations is the time in which the State has to charge someone. This is not a situation whereby they would consider it a first offense, even though so much time has passed, since it is the second time it happened. The gap in time is a mitigating factor for the court to consider, since a higher fine could have been imposed but it is still treated as a second offense.

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