I just got a call from someone claiming to at a law-firm contracted by city in Texas to collect an unpaid ticket I got in 1994 for driving without insurance. They also claim another citation for failure to appear for the above mentioned ticket, with a $65 fine and a warrant issued 2 months later. Color me confused (and with fuzzy memory on it, as I would've been 19 at the time, now 32ish).
I do recall getting a ticket for no insurance, and then leaving town without paying for it. But just 1 or 2 years later it came back to bite me when I tried to buy a gun for a security job, and couldn't because of the warrant. I paid everything all up, got my gun and life went on for another 10-12 years. Maybe 6 or 7 years ago had a cop-buddy run me through the computer in his car to make sure I was clean, and have since bought several guns (pistols require a LIEN check and a Permit to purchase here), and got my CCW (and the background checks involved there).
They're saying that if that's the case then I need to mail copies of the reciepts or whatever. About the only thing that old of mine that I can find is my kids. I guess the first step is to call the courthouse and make sure that this outfit is legit. Even if so, I sure don't want to pony up $400 in fines that I'm sure I've paid. Isn't there a statute of limitations on this kind of thing anyway?