Question: Is there a statute of limitations on a speeding warrant in California?
Answer: There is not necessarily a statute of limitations on a warrant itself. That being said, in Southern California, it is unusual to have a warrant issued on an infraction speeding ticket. Normally if you miss a court date the Court will issue a “Failure to Appear” which can include additional penalty and a hold on that person’s driver license (making it illegal to drive until the hold is cleared). Is there is a hold on your license, it will likely remain until you clear your warrant.
Not withstanding the above, it is possible to have a warrant based on an infraction. Also, if you were stopped for a misdemeanor exhibition of speed and failed to show to court, then there would most likely be a warrant issued.
Call me at 818-336-1384 to discuss in more detail. I can help get the warrant removed, clear the failure to appear, and defend your ticket.
Philip Hache, Attorney