Can I ignore this ticket?
November 19, 2008 7:03 PM Subscribe
What should I do with an exorbitant traffic ticket from NV? I live in Canada, with an Australian passport, and visit the US semi-regularly. Oh yeah, and I didn't do it...
posted by chromatist to law & government (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
About a month ago, I was stopped in Beatty, NV for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign. The fine was $187. I was given until late December to sort it out.
I am an Australian, currently living in Vancouver, BC. I do travel down to Washington state a few times a year, and need to do a visa-waiver form (I-87?) at the border, which lasts me 3 months.
My question is whether not paying the ticket will land me in trouble, either with US Immigration at the Canada/US border, or in Washington state. I will not be going to NV to contest the case, whatever happens.
Has anyone had any luck contesting this sort of thing from out of state/country? I swear I came to a complete stop, but understand how hard this will be to prove, especially form Canada.
So, can I just ignore the ticket? I can't see myself driving in NV again in the next few years, but don't really know how far they can chase me, so looking to the hive mind for help...