My question involves an arrest warrant from the State of: Houston
I was attending Louisiana State University in 1986 and was in possession of a Texas driving license. I dropped my courses in LSU, planned to visit friends in Texas before leaving the country permanently. A friend of mine was in the car sales business in Houston and was trying to sell a Camaro in Baton Rouge. The car did not sell and he asked me to drive it back for him. I gladly accepted and I used it to move my belonging.. basically, books, two suitcases and other personal stuff.
The car had a dealer plate.
I was going 59 in a 55 zone in Beaumont TX and was stopped by a police officer. I guess becasue I was 18 years old driving new Camaro... I spoke little English but had all vehicle documentation: registration + insurance.
I was given a ticket for using a dealer car to tranpsort stuff through States. I did understand what happened and did not know what to say ... I countined to Houston.
I left the country three days later but asked a girl that owed me $$$ to pay the ticket - around $50 -$60 at the time.... she never did & never heard from her.
I returned in 1989 for a visist and decided to renew my license. The person at the driving license office told me that a warrant has been issued for me and had there been an officer available I would have been arrested. She renewed my license and asked me to pay by mail.
I called the judge and wanted to pay - the fine almost tripled. I offered to pay the original fine but was told there were expenses and the balance was under $200.
Still a student, I couldn't afford the $$$ not to mention did not beleive that I deserved the ticket. I left Texas again.
Now I have a job offer in the US.
Do you think the warrant for something like this still exist after 23 years?
Is my name on the border? Will I get arrested if I enter from New York instead of Houston for example?
What would be the best way to deal with this case?