Is There a "Statute of Limitations" For Car Accidents?

Is there a "statute of limitations" on an old car accident being held against your drivers license?

liendi11 from WI

August 20, 20070 found this helpful

Ask a lawyer! Ask the Department of Motor Vehicles for all the information they have. Get everything in writing. Statutes of limitations vary from state to state, and for various categories of offenses within individual states.

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August 21, 20070 found this helpful

See Also check "driver's license points FAQs", left side, same page. They don't use the term "statute of limitation" for points, but that is what it is. Looks like if it's not alcohol-related, it's gone after 5 years, but read carefully to see what applies to your own situation.

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August 22, 20070 found this helpful

It depends on the situation. There may be only a window of three to five years as far as points on your license go, however if the accident was your fault and you owe fines, your license could be suspended indefinitely until the fines that you owe are paid.

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