In June, I was received a ticket for displaying expired tags (over 60 days) and not having proof of insurance (I had insurance), in Colorado. I then moved out of state and completely forgot about my court date. When I found my ticket, after moving, I called the court and they informed me I have a warrant and I subsequently found out my license is also now suspended. I'm wondering, how do I get the warrant rescinded, I don't have any money. Will this prevent me from getting a job? How do I attain a public defender in Colorado?
As I only practice in Virginia, I can tell you how the situation would be dealt here. Unfortunately, to have a warrant removed here, you would have to turn yourself into law enforcement. Then the case would progress just like any other case.
To figure out how to deal with it in Colorado, you should call a local defense attorney and see if there is anything that can be done. He or she may, however, simply tell you that you need to go to Colorado to get it taken care of.
No matter what state it is, you simply cannot miss court dates. I am, nevertheless, surprised they simply didn't just try you in your absence and convict you.
This answer does not create a attorney/client relationship, but is intended solely in the court of discussion. It is always my recommendation to retain an attorney whenever a court appearance is necessary. This recommendation is highlighted when it relates to an individual's criminal record.
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