If I have a warrant for missing payments on my fine and I make the payments up to date, can they still arrest me?

Asked on September 18, 2013 under Criminal Law, Iowa

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Unless the warrant is officially "vacated" or cancelled then yes, you can be arrested.  I would speak with ana ttorney about voluntarily turning your self in and paying up the fine so that you do not have this fear over your head that every time you are stopped you could be arrested - which can happen. Good luck.

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Unless the warrant is officially "vacated" or cancelled then yes, you can be arrested.  I would speak with ana ttorney about voluntarily turning your self in and paying up the fine so that you do not have this fear over your head that every time you are stopped you could be arrested - which can happen. Good luck.


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