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Old 01-25-2012, 12:46 AM
 
Location: USA
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Why pay? Not only are you not an American citizen or resident, you also don't have a Texas driver's license. Don't worry about it.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Full time RV"er
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Why pay? Not only are you not an American citizen or resident, you also don't have a Texas driver's license. Don't worry about it.
Ok I have read enough! It doesn't matter what state you live in or have been given a ticket ,summons or any of the such, this is what you need to do .... write a simple letter addressed to the court , stating that you are doing an appearence by, declaration by mail and that you first deny all accusations as stated in the summons , notice to appear, citation. Next you need to demand a "VERIFIED COMPLAINT" ( Dosen't matter that you are not an American citizen ) In all superior Court, In all Traffic courts there has to be a verified complaint if you demand it , and you must . Why because in a traffic situation where there is no injured party , there is no action that LEGALLY the court can take any action on . While that falls into the area of our constitutional rights to due process (U.S. Title 42, 1983) it is the laws the courts must follow. Its better to write this letter then as some say , just forget it. The court will just dismiss it ( In the interest of justice) .

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Old 05-20-2014, 01:00 AM
 
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I was visiting your wonderful city and got a speeding ticket from a highway patrol officer. My offense was driving at 46mph where the speed limit was 35mph. Anyways I came back home (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) and don't know what to do with the ticket.
Does anyone know of relatives/friends who got tickets while visiting and their course of action?
As per my citation, the violation is 'speeding 10% or more above posted speed limit' and am asked to appear before 31-Jan-2012 in a court in Fort Bend, Katy, TX 77494. Please help with any advice. Thanks!
Hi ,

I got myself in a similar situation few days back when i was issued a speeding ticket for 360$. Can you please do let me know what you did with the citation ? Even i am not sure when i will be going back to US again and also i dont have a medium through which i can pay the fine online. Please do suggest me the way forward .
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Old 05-20-2014, 01:10 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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For most traffic tickets, there is not much in the way of recourse if you choose not to pay that ticket. Bear in mind however that if you choose to ignore a traffic ticket, you may find yourself facing much more serious legal consequences if you return to that state at another time in the future.
If you are not paying a traffic fine in the USA, a Failure to Appear warrant will be issued for your arrest. This means that if you are ever pulled over by the police after the warrant has been issued, you will be thrown in jail and will have to work your way through the justice system.

However: Some places allow for the immediate arrest of a violator who is from out of state, or country, the arrest allows them to post bond or pay the fine at the station , and insures that the state gets their money...
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Old 05-20-2014, 01:24 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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I was visiting your wonderful city and got a speeding ticket from a highway patrol officer. My offense was driving at 46mph where the speed limit was 35mph. Anyways I came back home (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) and don't know what to do with the ticket.
Does anyone know of relatives/friends who got tickets while visiting and their course of action?
As per my citation, the violation is 'speeding 10% or more above posted speed limit' and am asked to appear before 31-Jan-2012 in a court in Fort Bend, Katy, TX 77494. Please help with any advice. Thanks!
If you're not a citizen and don't register your car in Texas, you don't need to worry about it. How are they going to get you?
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