Re: Warrant for Arrest Over a 10yr Old Ticket
I don't know if traffic tickets are written off but you aren't dealing with a traffic ticket. You are now being charged with failure to appear which is a totally separate charge from the traffic tickets. So, you can either pay the tickets which will result in the recalling of the warrant or you can refuse to pay the tickets and be faced with a failure to appear charge. Whether you have a defense for the tickets or not is irrelevant at this point.
apparently it was close enough that you got the notice. I suggest they won't really care when they arrest you, regardless of whether it is a valid defense or not (note: it isn't).
They also have my name wrong on the addressing of the letter. Can I use that in my defense?
No but the California authorities can and hold you for transfer to the Texas penal system for prosecution if Texas so desires.
Can the state of Texas arrest me in California?
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.