What are my obigations id I paid a traffic ticket 14 years ago but the state to which it was paid says I still owe?

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What are my obigations id I paid a traffic ticket 14 years ago but the state to which it was paid says I still owe?

The matter was turned over to a collections agency. I have no other debts or financial concerns. I’m able to pay the ticket, but I’ve heard that doing so can stay on credit reports for seven years. I’ve also heard that, because the ticket is so old, there is no obligation to pay it now. If that’s so, what should I do?

Asked on May 31, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Colorado

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

From what you have written with respect to a 14 year old ticket which you paid but the governmental entity states that you did not, my opinion is that the claim for money is time barred under your state's sttaute of limitations with respect to the traffic ticket regardless if you paid it or not.

It is your choice to pay a ticket again where the claim for money seems to be time barred.


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