If you missed your court date, the judge will mark your case with a failure to appear (FTA) and the court may issue a court order for arrest (OFA) depending upon the seriousness of the offense. Police officers may come to your home or place of work to arrest you. If a police officer stops you on the street or for a traffic violation, the officer will check the state computer network to look for outstanding warrants. If you have an outstanding bench warrant, you should expect to be arrested sooner or later.
Often, we can get an order for arrest removed and have your case rescheduled.
Usually, the price of hiring us to remove your fta warrant is much less than the cost of posting bond or hiring a bondsman to get you out of jail. Often, we can save you for the inconvenience of a criminal proceeding, and embarrassment of being arrested, needing a bail bond, and having your photograph published in the local paper or the “Slammer”.
To avoid being arrested for failure to appear, contact us today by calling 919-234-5775. Hablamos español.
Missed Traffic Court Appearance & VL status= “voluntarily dismissed with leave to reinstate”
If you miss your traffic court date, the court may issue a bench warrant for your arrest for failure to appear. Twenty days after your missed court dates, the court will notify the Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”) The DMV will send you a letter stating that, according to traffic law, you have two months to resolve your traffic ticket or it will suspend your drivers license until you resolve your case. This DMV license suspension is valid as long as the DMV sent a suspension notice to the last address on your DMV record. This defendant's driver's license suspension is valid even if you did not receive the DMV notice.
If you wait too long to resolve your violation, the prosecutor will move you case to “VL” status. “VL” status limits your ability to resolve your case. Delay may cause you to lose the right to a trial and force you to plead guilty to resolve the case. We have resolved thousands of traffic violations and failure to appear / missed court date warrants, and would like to help you. Often, we, as your law firm, can resolve your old traffic tickets without having you attend any further court proceedings, criminal charges, or jail time for failure to appear.
To resolve your failure to appear (fta warrant) and get your driver’s license reinstated, contact us today by calling 919-481-0011. Hablamos español.
Warrants for Arrest (WFA) for FTA Charge
If a judge finds probable cause to believe you committed a crime, the judge will issue a bench warrant for your arrest (WFA). We are a criminal defense lawyer, and can check to see if you have any outstanding warrants, including failure to appear. If you have an outstanding WFA, we can help you voluntarily surrender yourself to avoid having officer come into your home or place of work to arrest you. Our attorneys will meet you at the jail and explain to the magistrate why you deserve a low bail bond amount.
To reduce the inconvenience, expense and embarrassment of being arrested, having to pay bail, and time spent at a court hearing, contact us today by calling 919-481-0011. Hablamos español.