I understand coming up with money for an attorney can be expensive. But this fact scenario is very serious. Your friend has multiple issues: potential prison time, the large fine, and potential immigration issues. He needs to find an attorney that can assist him in criminal law and immigration.
Get a lawyer.
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My colleagues are correct. You have multiple issues that have to be dealt with. You need a criminal attorney for the warrant and immigration attorney .
ANDREW ROBERTS CRIMINAL AND TRAFFIC TICKET DEFENSE ATTORNEY
As a Former Deputy District Attorney who has been doing these cases for 26 years, it sounds like your friend is in violation of his probation of a Felony Strike. This is a serious matter and needs to be dealt with very aggressively and, in my opinion, preparation is everything, in a case like your friends. He needs a law firm who has experience in these matters, and should contact an attorney immediately. I wish your friend well...................David
He clearly needs a lawyer.
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He needs to get a lawyer to negotiate a surrender on the warrant and manage the consequences. If he already appeared in court, he may have already qualified for the public defender's services to assist with the surrender. But the warrant and his dire situation won't merely go away. He'll need to deal with it sooner or later. Best to do it on his own terms rather than get picked up.
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