Criminal Defense » Traffic Tickets Traffic Warrants (Unpaid Tickets)
Many drivers do not realize that unpaid traffic tickets (even those for minor infractions like not using a turn signal) automatically result in arrest warrants after a set time period.
When a police officer issues a ticket for a traffic violation, the driver is required to sign the back of the ticket. This is not an admission of guilt but represents the driver's agreement to either appear in court on the date listed on the ticket or to pay the traffic fine before that date.
Failure to appear in court of pay the traffic fine will, in many cases, cause a judge to issue a traffic attachment or bench warrant for the driver's arrest. This means that if you have not paid your traffic tickets and are stopped by a police officer for any reason you can be arrested on the spot.
New Orleans Traffic Warrant Attorney
For these reasons, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as you are issued a traffic ticket. That being said, it is just as important to contact an attorney if you have unpaid tickets and may have warrants out for your arrest. In many cases, an attorney will be able to contact the court on your behalf and negotiate to have your traffic warrants lifted or suspended.
If you have unpaid tickets or are unsure if there is a traffic warrant out for your arrest, contact Bloom Legal today at 504-599-9997 or via the Contact Form on the left to schedule a free consultation to discuss the details of your case. In many cases, we will be able to resolve your traffic ticket issues without requiring any office or court visits on your part.
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