Many drivers do not realize that, in Louisiana, unpaid traffic tickets – even those for minor infractions like failing to use a turn signal – automatically result in arrest warrants after a set time period. If you have a long outstanding traffic ticket, you could potentially have a warrant out for your arrest. As a result, you face being taken into custody and even serving a jail sentence if police pull you over for any reason and determine you have an arrest warrant.
You do not want to wait until you are arrested to deal with an outstanding warrant in your name. It is important to be proactive and to speak with a New Orleans traffic court attorney as soon as possible if you believe the court has issued a traffic warrant in your name. The attorneys at Bloom Legal can help you to clear bench warrants, in many cases without you ever needing to go to court. With the help of an experienced attorney, you can avoid arrest, deal with your traffic tickets and resolve once and for all the problem of outstanding traffic warrants.
When a police officer issues a ticket for a traffic violation, the driver is required to sign the back of the ticket. Signing the ticket is not an admission of guilt but it represents the driver’s agreement to appear in court on the date listed on the ticket or pay the traffic fine before that date.
Failure to appear in court to 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.
How a Traffic Ticket Attorney Can Help
To avoid a traffic warrant, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as you are issued a traffic ticket. Your attorney can help you to respond appropriately to the ticket, either by pleading not guilty or by entering a guilty plea in exchange for lesser penalties.
If you have unpaid tickets, it is important to contact a New Orleans traffic ticket attorney for help in determining if you 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. At Bloom Legal, we want to make the process of dealing with your warrants as easy as possible, and we can often take care of everything including appearing in court on your behalf. In fact, we may be able to resolve your entire issue just by speaking to you via phone and taking action on your behalf, allowing you to avoid going to court or visiting our office in person.
If you have unpaid tickets or are unsure if a traffic warrant has been issued for your arrest, contact Bloom Legal today at 504-599-9997 or via the contact form on the left to schedule a consultation to discuss the details of your case. In many cases, we will be able to resolve your traffic ticket issues without any office or court visits on your part, so don’t hesitate to get in touch today to get started on solving your warrant problems.
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