I Had A Warrant Out For My Arrest Due To Unpaid Traffic Tickets In Another State And Didn’t Know It. What Can I Do?
Have you ever walked around all day with a big stain on your shirt or the remnants of lunch on your face and you didn’t realize it? It can be pretty embarrassing once you find out, especially if you run into the wrong person along the way. If you have a warrant out for your arrest and have no knowledge of it, it can be more than just embarrassing. This is especially true if you run into the wrong person. A routine traffic stop by a police officer could result in your arrest, which could cost you money, jail time, and even your job.
If you fail to pay a fine or appear before a judge, the court will often issue a bench warrant. This does not mean that the police will come to your house to hunt you down and arrest you. However, if you get pulled over for any reason or you go to renew your driver’s license then the police officer will run you through the system and if there is a warrant for your arrest then you will get booked.
If you discover that you have a warrant out for your arrest due to unpaid tickets, the first thing that you should do is pay what you owe. This will not automatically get rid of the warrant for your arrest, but it is a good first step.
Talk To The Judge
It is much better for you to go willingly to the judge to plead your case rather then being brought in by the police. However, this is not recommended without taking a defense attorney with you. No matter how innocent you are and how truthful with the judge you are, many judges are predisposed not to trust people in your position. They have heard every excuse in the book, and this can work against you in this case.
Having a trusted attorney in your corner can be the difference between getting off with a slap on the wrist or facing larger fees and jail time. At the Kia Law Firm, we have the experience you need to get a bench warrant to go away and have it expunged from your record. If you have a bench warrant in your name, don’t wait to get arrested by the police to take care of it. Give us a call and let us help you. To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or call (855) 662-2723 today.