My question involves criminal law for the state of: Minnesota
In Jan. 2005 I was convicted of my third DUI. I have since been sober, complied with all my conditions, and now officially off my probations. My question is during all this, I signed an agreement in 2004 about getting my car back to sell it. A year went by and I had not heard anything from the courts, I had recieved my licence back, and was able to get my plates from the DMV with out any hesitation. I therefore thought I was alright to drive my vehicle and have been doing so since 2005. I recieved a summons on oct. 18th, 2008 saying that I did not comply with the original agreement back in 2004 and I have to give my car up. I am scheduled to go to court, but wondering if there is a time delay defense since it has been more than 4 years. During the time I have been driving the car, I have not recieved any violations. I don't understand why I was not notified about this in 4 years. Does anyone have any advice?