Robert A Wyrick’s Answers

Robert A Wyrick

Juvenile Law Attorney.

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  1. I Failed to Appear for a Traffic ticket in Los Angeles 18 years ago. Do I have a bench warrant. How do I fix this?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Robert A Wyrick
    2. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, you probably do have an outstanding warrant, even with the time that has elapsed. Obviously, they're not going to send a bounty hunter to KY to hunt you down for an old traffic ticket, and it would most likely not show up on a search from another state. The simplest way to find out is to call the court in the county where you got the ticket and ask a clerk if the FTA warrant is still on record and if it is, what to do to take care of it. If you're friendly, the court clerks are...

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  2. Travel while on summary/informal probation.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    2. Ronald Daniel Hedding
    3. Robert A Wyrick
    3 lawyer answers

    Ask your probation officer! These people have such an incredibly packed workload, with people that pose an actual risk to society, that a simple question like that would be a breath of fresh, logical air. He or she isn't going to violate you for asking whether or not it's OK to leave the country or not. If you're worried, ask the question in the hypothetical, or anonymously. If you were to call and ask probation if it's OK to go see family in Hong Kong it would show that you are trying to...

  3. My funds are limited. Should I use a public defender? Court case in January

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. Robert Laurens Driessen
    3. Robert A Wyrick
    3 lawyer answers

    Many Public Defenders, or PD's, are great attorneys. The main difference between a PD and a private attorney is the incredible workload piled on PD's, for which they get paid a flat salary. Especially with recent budget cuts, PD's have many more cases to handle without an increase in pay to go along with the additional cases. In any job, that's stressful. PD's, as much as they'd like to, unfortunately don't have the time to dig into the issues as deeply as a private attorney. Like most...