My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Texas
OK, so I left the state of Texas in October 2000 to move to Alaska. Left Alaska for Arizona in October 2007, and have been here since. Seriously considering moving back to Texas in October of this year, until I got a letter in the mail yesterday from Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, Attorneys at Law, stating that I owe $780 for 4 citations received in Leon Valley, a suburb of San Antonio. Now again, I haven't seen Texas in nearly 10 years, so I was curious and called the number on the letter. The incredibly rude woman I spoke to said that these citations, 2 of which are traffic tickets and 2 are FTAs, are from 1999 (again from October-I see a pattern here). She said she doesn't have the citations, and immediately threatened me with wage garnishment, bank account seizure, and warrants for my arrest. I hung up and this morning I called Leon Valley municipal court. The court clerk stated that there was in fact a warrant for my arrest, but could give me no details and transferred me to the Warrant Division and instructed me to leave a message, which I did. I am now waiting for them to respond. In the meantime, what options do I have? I am currently unemployed (mortgage industry) and don't have $780, nor do I have the ability to go to Texas to fight this out in court. I have even filed BK 3 years ago, and been through at least 5 major background investigations with no mention of any kind of warrants anywhere. How is this possible and what can I do???