My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Washington, Skagit County
not looking for detial info just wondering what if any options i have at this point in time.
I'm resident of BC canada and got a speeding ticket way back sometime in 2002.
I used to have an Audi which only has KM on the dash, didnt have the small print MPH like most cars.
I was following traffic best i could closest to the speed limit. And over the hill i was last in the pack and got gunned down by state patrol.
He gave me a ticket for being over 1 MPH, i tried to explain my car doesn't even show MPH and i thought i was doing pretty good. Patrol officer didn't care to acknowledge me at all and seemed like he was trying to make a quota.
After frustration I came home realized he has spelt my first and last name incorrectly.
First name had 3 letters incorrect and last name had one. I was young and stupid advise i got was try to appeal stating your car only has MPH and incorrect name spelling. Wrote the letter and sent it but never got a reply back, and i forgot about it.
Then i heard their is an agreement with BC and Washington regarding licenses, but nothing ever came up on insurance or license renewals.
Just last weekend going over to the states i got pulled into the office, and border patrol officer asked if i had a ticket. He mentioned something showing in 2002 but names are little different. He advised i go check out DMV.
Now im guessing after 10 years the ticket is probably not 91 but a lot higher.
I know i didn't appeal in time and have to pay ticket, wondering if anyone knows if i can get the original ticket price instead of late fees/interest because incorrect name was used and i never got notice of it after my letter was sent.
I know its a long shot, but i did read somewhere collections is usually sent after unpaid tickets. I have never recieved anything in the mail or phone calls regarding it.
do i have any options other than paying full price of whatever that ticket might be?