my nephew (an adult) was summoned to appear in court for a dui charge. on the 3rd court date, my nephew did not show up for court and an arrest warrant was issued (standard practice). Will the warrant remain in effect for the rest of his life?
The warrant will remain valid until it is cleared by either withdrawal or by arrest (booking into jail). This will really depend on where the case is--some courts will allow you to post some money as a bond and then put the case back on the calendar. But the warrant will certainly not expire on its own after a certain amount of time. Feel free to call any time to discuss in more detail at no charge. 404-987-0245
This will not go away, as the others have stated. I would add that, if this goes a long time before he is arrested, the prosecutors may look for more punishment than they otherwise would have, so getting it resolved asap is best. In the meantime, if he is pulled over or even seen by a law enforcement officer who knows him and that he has a warrant, he will go to jail on the failure to appear and spend much longer in jail waiting for a court date that he would have for the DUI.
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