My friend got a DUI and a drug possession charge about 3 years ago. He completed all of the required courses and paid about 1/2 of the money due. He has bench warrants out with two seperate courts for unpaid money - about $2100.00. He wants to go into court to make a payment toward each amount (he doesn't have the full $2100.00 due) but is afraid that he will be put in jail due to not complying with the money due and having the warrants out for about a year or so. The initial reason he didn't pay is that he was unemployed for at least 6 months and had to move about 60 miles away from court location(s) and had no transportation due to revoked license from original DUI. Is there a good possibility he would be arrested by either court?
The clerk's office won't accept payments on a case that has gone to warrant. The warrant will have to be recalled by the judge before anything else can be done on the case.
Your friend can consult with a local attorney to discuss getting the warrant recalled (hopefully without your friend ever having to appear in court) and getting back on a payment plan he can stick with - or converting the fine to community service if possible.
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