What should I go about doing?

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What should I go about doing?

I got a DUI almost 4 years ago that I haven’t taken care of. I had a huge drinking problem and avoided taking care of it because I was lost and didn’t want to deal with it. Now I have a bench warrant out and I want to get this out of the way. I’ve been in a sober living house for 5 months, working a program to stay sober. I went to rehab before that and have been doing what I can to make sure I have my life in a good spot. But I don’t know if I should just go in and turn myself in. I made a mistake driving drunk, but now it lingers over my head every day and I feel stupid for not taking care of this back then. Should I try and show the judge that I’ve been trying to get my head in the right place? I have all the documents to show that I’ve been to rehab and I also have drug tests dating back 5-6 months showing that I’m sober.

Asked on January 21, 2017 under Criminal Law, Arizona

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

At this point, you need to go back to court to get this all cleared up. Now that this is a criminal matter, you really should consult directly with a criminal law attorney about your case. Especially since, you will have to handle both the warrant and the underlying DUI charge. A lawyer can best present your case to the judge, especially arguing how you have rehabilitated yourself.


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