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I was cited in 1998 for having an "unregistered animal" and

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Hi, I was cited in 1998 for having an "unregistered animal" and "Animal at Large". I was picked up and brought to the city PD about 12 months later and told them I didn't have the money, that I would choose to sit out the fine. The city PD said they don't have facilities to allow me to sit out my fine and that since it was a city ticket I could not be transferred to county jail to sit out my fine and was released. Now I'm receiving letters from an attorney under Article(###) ###-####to collect on the fines. The attorney is stating that either I pay or a warrant will be issued for my arrest. Is there a statute of limitation on this?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 10 months ago.

No, unfortunately not. The statute of limitations only applies to the time between the crime and the charges being filed (or the citation written). It doesn't apply to the city collecting on the fine. This is the same way the statute of applications applies to any "crime" or civil action.

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