What to do if a warrant was issued on a deferred sentence case?

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What to do if a warrant was issued on a deferred sentence case?

I plead guilty to a Class C Misdemeanor assault 2 years ago. I got it deferred. I thought everything was taken care of. I went off to college and got a job after the conviction. Now I’m trying to get a new job and was turned down because of my background. Turns out there’s a warrant for me I wasn’t aware of for that case. If I pay that warrant, would my case go back to being deferred and won’t show up on my background?

Asked on November 4, 2010 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

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

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

You need to speak with an attorney as soon as you can on this matter.  Warrants do not just show up on cases you thought were taken care of.  You obviously missed something or did not do something required by the court.  otherwise, the matter would be disposed in the system.  Warrants are not something that you should play around with.  If you are stopped for a traffic infraction you can be placed under arrest.  The best person to deal with this on your behalf is your attorney.  He or she can intercede on your behalf and smooth the waters, so to speak.  Also ask about expungement. This way your record is clear forever. Good luck.


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