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What happens when you don't pay fines in a state that you no longer reside in?


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2011-09-13 12:18:21
2011-09-13 12:18:21

It depends on what kind of fines you're talking about, but penalties can range from warrants being issued for your arrest to your driver's license in any state being suspended to a judgment being placed against you which could result in wage garnishment. Simply moving to another state doesn't erase financial responsibility.

The person will not be able to obtain a license in the new state of residence.

Traffic warrants do not carry over into the jurisdiction of other states.

The state in which the fines are owed would need to file a civil suit in the state court in the county where the person now resides.

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