I have a non-moving traffic violation and happened to miss my court date. Well with a newborn and no one with a license I couldn't pay for warrant to be lifted. Which resulted in license being suspended. I just want to know about an ID. This happened in Arkansas.
If you have an outstanding warrant, you are subject to arrest upon contact with any law enforcement official, which includes any representative from the Department of Public Safety. I understand things may be a little tight financially with a newborn, but the fact you just had a baby does not cancel the warrant.. Now is the time to ask family for help; otherwise, you face possible arrest at the worst possible time, such as when you are driving with just you and the baby in the car, or when you start a new job. Call an attorney in the county where the warrant was issued to see what can be done.
Congratulations on a new born - BUT that will not stop you from being arrested on an outstanding warrant - get the money from somewhere ( advance on a credit card - borrow from family) hire an attorney in the area where the warrant was issued and resolved the matter.
You can try. You may get arrested though. Just depends on if they find out you have a warrant or not.
You should try to hire a local traffic ticket in Arkansas to help you. Traffic ticket lawyers are normally pretty cheap, like $25, $50, or maybe $150 per ticket. Call around.
Wouldn't it be terrible to get arrested and be in jail when you have a newborn???
I am a Dallas area criminal defense attorney and former State prosecutor. The above answer, and any follow up comments or emails, is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice. This answer does not form an attorney-client relationship.
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