I received a camera ticket in the mail and after doing some reading online, decided to just ignore it. I figured the odds that I would eventually get served the ticket and have to pay extra for the process server was worth the odds that I'd never see repercussions from the ticket at all. So here's my question: how long does the state have to serve me the ticket? CA law is clear and defined, but AZ law has been frustratingly vague to try and track down. (And I'm sure you can understand why I don't want to just call and ask. )
The ticket was issued the last week of November 2004, although I didn't get my first notice in the mail until almost a month later. According to the ticket, I am supposed to appear in court this Monday.
(At this point I should note that I had someone come asking for me today, who I believe was a process server, but I was not served.)
Will it be likely that they will reattempt the serve? Or was this their last-ditch effort to get me in court on Monday and since it failed they'll just write it off? I know they can extend the length of time the court has to serve me with "reasonable cause", but what is reasonable, and even if they DO exercise that option, how long can they stretch it out? If they don't, what is their time frame? Three months? Six? Nine?
I appreciate any help you can offer! I swear I'm not a crazy scofflaw driver, the lights just caught me off guard.
ETA: this is a red light running ticket, not a speeding ticket.