Re: 2004 Tx Ticket Statute of Limitations and Fta, No Complaint No Prosecution
The Statute of limitation very rarely affects traffic matters since typically the citation is filed in court shortly thereafter. You found out that the complaint is the citation. And the citation was certainly filed in court simply because we know you've received a courtesy notice from the court telling you it was filed and reminding you to pay/appear.
From there, you failed to appear and then you say:
[QUOTEPhilip;670397]The court issued a Failure to appear fine about 6 months later. Except for the request for a hold on the driver's license there was no complaint or paperwork filed by the court. (I called the clerk and judge's office)[/QUOTE]
And 6 months would certainly be within the 2 year time limit.
So where are you getting the idea that it should all be dismissed because it is now almost 8 years later?
The failure to appear is a charge added on by the court,there typically is no need for the prosecutor to file a complains.
Same for the license hold! It is reported to the Texas DMV (or whatever it is called) which then reports it to the NDR (National Driver Register) and that is where your state can locate it.
I am right 97% of the time... Who cares about the other 4%!