How do I deal with a bench warrant?

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How do I deal with a bench warrant?

I was pulled over for driving with a suspended license. My car was towed and was given a court date. I missed my court date and now I have a warrant out for my arrest. I was never notified and besides the warrant, I now owe about $1000 in tickets. I’m 19. How can I deal with this without an attorney since I’m really in debt with no job and no help from parents?

Asked on December 12, 2014 under Criminal Law, California

Answers:

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

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Ok so you would probably be entitled to appointed counsel under the law and you should ask for that and go see Legal Aid asap.  You need some one to run interference for you with the bench warrant and negotiate the matter.  The fines and fees will keep going up and you will probably not be able to get the car until they are paid.  I would borrow that money asap.  Good luck.


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