About fyi years ago

I received a DUI 12 years ago in another state. I was sentenced to 3 years probation, 6 months of alcohol classes and $1800 fine. I did not take care of what I was supposed to do and ended up moving out of state. This has never been resolved and I would like to take care of it now. What can I do?

Asked on September 6, 2017 under Criminal Law, Washington

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

At this point, a warrant for your arrest has in all liklihood been issued. Therefore, you will need to take care of it ASAP. In order to do this, you will need to travel back to the issuing state and appear in court before a judge. At this point, you really should consult with an attorney who pratices in the jusridiction in which this incident occurred. They wil be able to use their local court contacts to your best advantage and advise you further. Until you do, this will remian an open matter and can show up in employment background checks and the like. Further, you can be taken into custody if you are stopped for some thing as minor as a traffic ticket.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

At this point, a warrant for your arrest has in all liklihood been issued. Therefore, you will need to take care of it ASAP. In order to do this, you will need to travel back to the issuing state and appear in court before a judge. At this point, you really should consult with an attorney who pratices in the jusridiction in which this incident occurred. They wil be able to use their local court contacts to your best advantage and advise you further. Until you do, this will remian an open matter and can show up in employment background checks and the like. Further, you can be taken into custody if you are stopped for some thing as minor as a traffic ticket. 


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