In my previous house, in 2001, the alarm went off and the police were sent out. I do not recall receiving a fine although I know that a fine can be sent out in this case. My wife and I split up that summer and I may not have always seen the mail.
On Christmas Eve 2009, upon returning home from a flight, I was pulled aside by customs and arrested for this unpaid fine. They were excellent but said I had to wait for the police to come with a warrant. I have travelled extensively over the last 8 years.
I now have a court date for February to go pay this fine. Is there not a statute of limitations for 8 1/2 years having gone by? I'm okay paying a fine but really how much effort went into "finding" me?