Failing to appear in court when required can result in a judge issuing a failure to appear, or FTA, warrant for your arrest. According to the California penal code, once an FTA warrant has been issued for your arrest, you may be facing additional civil assessment fees, a suspended license and jail time. If you have had an FTA warrant issued for your arrest, our traffic ticket attorney can help.
Traffic tickets are one of the most common reasons for FTA warrants to be issued. A judge may issue an FTA warrant if you failed to pay your ticket or appear in court. Addressing the FTA warrant as soon as possible is often the best way to handle it. If your warrant results in your arrest, the consequences can be severe. Not only may you be taken to jail, but you may also have to stay there until your hearing. If you are found guilty, you may be required to pay fines and even be sentenced to jail. The FTA warrant will remain on your record until you address it.
Recalling the FTA warrant may not require you to pay your fine in full, which can result in the release of your license. We can provide you with the legal counsel you need to determine the best course of action. However, the FTA warrant may continue to appear on certain background checks until the matter is fully resolved.
If you are facing an FTA warrant, our failure to appear warrant lawyer can help. Contact us today to learn more.