I never went to court, that was in 2010, in the state of Mississippi, iam in junction city Kansas now
Well, that's nice. Now the Mississippi folks know where to find you....
Look, first anything that you post on Avvo (or similar sites) or on any social media is by its nature public. It is essentially an admission / confession and can be introduced into evidence as a statement against your interest in a subsequent legal proceeding. Once posted you lose any reasonable expectation of privacy, and as this is an open forum there is no attorney client privilege attached, so be careful (forewarned is forearmed.)
Second, if you bonded out and then never went to court then the overwhelming odds are that you have an arrest warrant from Mississippi with your name on it. Arrest warrants never expire. They do not go stale. They stay out there, alive and well in law enforcement databases, just waiting to be served.
The bottom line with warrants is that they suck (well that and that oftentimes they end up in untimely and inconvenient incarceration). When it comes to the subject of warrants, anyone anywhere who has knowledge of the existence of the warrant has 2 choices: Either they can deal with it proactively, in an offensive manner or they can live day to day, waiting until it is ultimately served, and then play catch-up (defense).
In this light warrants can be likened to cancer. If it exists (whether it is a warrant or cancer) then you have a problem. You can either choose to deal with the problem and hope for the best or you can wait for the problem to deal with you in its own natural fashion. In the former event it may or may not work out favorably for you, but, in the case of a warrant, at least the State and the Judge will have to acknowledge that you voluntarily chose to bring the matter to them (which is an undeniable fact that even an inexperienced lawyer should be able to use your advantage during the pendency of your case). In the later event, however, just as with cancer, the longer that you choose to wait (whether in denial, self-pity or simply because you are lost in hope, desperation and prayer that it'll heal itself / go away) then more time that it has to metasticize and destroy you from within.
You may well have defenses to your charges, I don't know. What I do know is that you should discuss the matter with an experienced Mississippi criminal defense lawyer. Further, I am certain that, right, wrong or indifferent that the warrant is a veritable cancer which will almost surely prejudice you, whether with the Court, the State or both, sometime down the legal pike.
I hope that I have been helpful in answering your question.
First, second and third: No attorney-client relationship exists by virtue of any Q&A with Michael A. Haber, Esq. on Avvo. Fourth: Anything that you post on Avvo (or on similar sites) or on any social media is by its nature public. It is essentially an admission / confession and can be introduced into evidence as a statement against your interest in a subsequent legal proceeding. Once posted you lose any reasonable expectation of privacy, so, as this is an open forum (with no privilege attached), please be extra careful when considering what to post online (forewarned is forearmed.)
You haven't asked a question, but there is almost certainly a warrant out for your arrest....
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I am curious as to why, after 5 years, you have a need to resolve the Mississippi matter.
First things first, I cannot offer legal advice for a Mississippi matter - since I am not licensed to practice law in that state. You will need to seek legal advice from an experienced DUI attorney in Mississippi.
Next, I consider myself a trial attorney, and I look for trial defense issues whenever possible. Any case that has aged nearly 5 years may, just by the fact that some witnesses, or evidence, may no-longer be available, have a greater percentage chance of winning at trial (better odds than at the time of the alleged offense).
In my world, I believe individuals, facing misdemeanor offenses, should face-up to the charges and address them - with the assistance of an experienced attorney licensed in the local of the charging prosecution. Further, you, likely, have a license suspension issue, and Kansas cannot offer you a driver's license - if you have a failure to appear suspension in anothr jurisdiction.
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