I have an unpaid open container fee, and I'm a bit worried.
In 2012 I was traveling from Ireland to New York as a student on J1 Visa. At the time I got an open container pink ticket, and ended up losing it on the same night. I was worried at the time and had no idea where to go, or how to rid of it.. fast forward to the present day and its still unpaid, and I've no idea what the ramifications are. My question is this fine still able to be paid off? I might have a scenario where a company wants to supply a 3 year visa for me, but I'm worried this might be an issue. How would I go about finding out about this, and solving it?
You may have a warrant for your arrest. I suggest that you hire a criminal defense lawyer to vacate the warrant and resolve the case.
I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been handling criminal defense and personal injury cases for over 18 years. The above answer, and any follow up comments or emails, is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.
A warrant for your arrest may exist which could wind up with your being arrested and detained upon entry into the USA. If you hire an experienced criminal lawyer, he may be able to locate the warrant, have the warrant vacated, and get the matter resolved before it becomes an issue.
Any response I provide is meant as a general view on the subject and is no way intended to be specific legal advice to any individual. If you wish specific advice, you should hire and consult with an attorney of your choosing.
Hire an attorney to clear this up for you before you think of leaving or re-entering the country. Seems fairly obvious really.
SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY--20 years experience
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