How do I take care of outstanding tickets if I now live in another state?

I recently moved to CA and now have a warrant in NE due to outstanding tickets. I was pulled over for expired tags and also received a ticket for no insurance. My car was repossessed within a week of the ticket. My boyfriend, daughter, and I made the desicion to move to CA for a better life at the end of November. Now, here I am in CA and the county I received the tickets in is saying that I have to go to court in NE to take care of it. I have absolutely no money and am fearful of applying for work with a warrant. What are my options?

Asked on December 26, 2017 under Criminal Law, California

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, you will have to personally appear in a court in the jurisdiction of where the ticket was issued. In ther wordsm you will have to go back to NE. And frankly, since this is now a criminal matter, you really shuld have legal counsel. At this point, you should contact an attorney in NE who can best advise you further.

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, you will have to personally appear in a court in the jurisdiction of where the ticket was issued. In ther wordsm you will have to go back to NE. And frankly, since this is now a criminal matter, you really shuld have legal counsel. At this point, you should contact an attorney in NE who can best advise you further. 


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