Preserving the wrecked vehicle is a critical and often overlooked task that you simply must do now, not later. Take possession of the wreck. If you have to pay out of pocket to get it out of a storage lot, do it. Store it in a dry and safe place. If you hire a lawyer to determine if you have a claim against the vehicle manufacturer, he or she will be thrilled to know that the central piece of evidence to a potential lawsuit is safe and sound.
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Your son is lucky to have a supportive father like you in a his time of great tribulation. Continue to seek initial consultations with as many criminal defense attorneys as possible. They are usually free of charge as they are here at my firm. There are many factors to consider besides price and the very best way to evaluate lawyers is to meet them in person.
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If you decide to go to court without an attorney, you may give up some very important rights as an accused person. The fact that you are an illegal alien does not mean that you do not have rights in the American Justice System. An attorney is your friend and advocate in court and can lower your anxiety and fear of being in court alone.
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If you pay the outstanding ticket, it will go on your record as a conviction. You will get 2 points towards the Surcharge Program also. Once you get 6 or more points, you will be penalized by the DPS and have to pay more money. Stay below 6 points during the next 3 years and you avoid the surcharges. If you decide to fight the ticket, you should definitely seek an attorney. You may have to have the attorney post a bond for you to have a warrant lifted. (there are other ways...
If you postmarked payment on or before the date your ticket was due, the Court should not issue an arrest warrant. If you have not done so already, call the court clerk and confirm that they accepted your payment. Generally, Texas courts do not report delinquencies to the DPS (Dept. of Public Safety) Failure To Appear Program, until 30 days or more have elapsed since the ticket became delinquent. You can always check online to see if you have any reported delinquencies at http://www....