If you have received a traffic ticket, you may have noticed that you have the option to either plead guilty and pay the ticket or appear in court to contest the ticket. The due date or “appear by” date is generally listed directly on the traffic ticket, and you are required to appear or take action on the ticket before that date. If you Fail to Appear or take other action, a FTA warrant may be issued for your arrest. While a FTA warrant can appear frightening or disconcerting at first glance, most of the time, they can be easily resolved with the right representation. Our traffic ticket failure to appear attorney can help.
Failure to Appear is classified as a misdemeanor charge. Penalties include severe fines, an additional civil assessment of over $300 on top of the fines, and possibly jail time. You will also be facing the penalties for the original charges that the officer wrote on the ticket. Once a FTA warrant has been issued for you, it will be accessible in local law enforcement databases.
Once a FTA warrant has been issued for your arrest, you need to act quickly. Our failure to appear warrant lawyer can provide you with the representation you need during this difficult time. We are often able to have the warrant recalled or dismissed, and we may even be able to have the original charges dismissed. Our goal is to resolve your case as positively as possible so that you can get back to your daily business.