Michael’s answer: Is there a statute of limitations on tickets? Generally, unpaid tickets do not go away and they will suspend your driving privilege in Washington even if you don’t have a Washington license. So if you are Canadian (or other), and drive into Washington you would be driving with a suspended license and subject to that criminal charge, although that usually only results in the issuance of a citation not a custodial arrest. It’s way too late to contest the ticket as such requests must be made within 15 days. Your best bet is to call the Court in which the ticket was issued to see what you owe and how to pay.