Assuming you are on this site because you CAN'T hire an attorney, here is some practical advice.
You can clear the arrest warrant by placing yourself on Calendar and appearing before the judge who issued the warrant. Different Courthouses have different methods of doing this, but they all allow you to put youself of calendar one way or another. Call the Court and ask the Criminal Clerk what you need to do.
You should know that the judge may choose to punish you for failing to appear....
A person can withdraw their plea of guilty on no contest only in certain circumstances.
What it comes down to is needing to prove that you didn't know something then, that you do know now. This may be that new evidence has been found. It may be that you were misinformed about the law, or the amount of time you were facing by your lawyer, or it may be that you were misinformed about the strength or weakness of the governments case.
In any case, you will need to prove that the new...
Assuming a violation of California health and safety code 11361 the answer is no. This felony is not a wobbler. You could get the conviction expunged, but not reduced. An expungement would be visible when you sought your medical license, but for this type of offense and for any offense long ago, I wouldn't expect a problem.
There are actually three stages, detention, arrest, and booking. When a person is detained by the police they are not immediately free to leave, but the might be in a short time. A person bring cited to appear in court is detained until they are given the citation and released. A person is Arrested when the officer takes them into police custody with the intent to take them to jail. Booking is what happens when the officer transfers custody of the prid
Unfortunately the recent decision deals directly with state prisons and not county jails. These are completely different people with completely different budgets. The prisons are run by the State Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and gets its funding from Sacramento. The County Jails, on the other hand, are run by the Sherriff's Droartment of the county where they sit, and are (mostly) funded by the County Board of Supervisors. The immediate answer to your question then is No....
You probably cannot prevent your license from being suspended. Since you are under 21 any measurable amount of alcohol in your blood is illegal while driving. You will be able to get a suspended license. 30 days after the suspension you need to go to the DMV and get a restricted license. You will be able to drive both to school and work.
No. The warrant is consisted a single document including the statement if probable cause and the actual order to search. The order to search (which is always available to the defendant) needs to be signed. The argument for probable cause (which is often sealed because it inckudes sensitive information) need not be signed by the judge.