A month ago, I was sleeping in my car in a parking lot, because I was between houses at the time, when I woke up, there were several cops, and an ambulance outside my car, because apparently someone had called and told them that I wasn't moving, so I took a bunch of sobriety tests, and blew a .000 on a breathalyzer, and was let go. I got my blood drawn, and a paper saying to go to court in September to find out the results of the blood test (i have a few prescriptions, but they're all non-narcotic. interferon 1a, paxil, and antibiotics) anyways, yesterday i got fired from my job for having a warrant out. the warrant says i missed court on the 24th of June for drug possession. I don't do drugs, and was never told to go to court or served. what should I do?
Get an attorney immediately to deal with clearing the warrant without you going to jail. It's that serious. Get a lawyer in your area to protect your rights and challenge the State's evidence.
Call a criminal defense attorney who can confirm that you do, in fact, have an active warrant. If you do, you can hire an attorney to file a Motion to Quash the warrant. The procedure after that point will differ depending on the Court you are in. The Court will consider the reason you did appear, and depending on your criminal history and the facts of the case they will make a determination on the warrant. Some Courts require you to appear for a hearing on the warrant before they will quash it, and others may do it just on the written motion. Once the warrant is taken care of, your attorney can move forward with any defenses in your case and work towards a positive resolution.
As Mr. McPhie note, get an attorney to file a motion to quash the warrant right away. You can argue the issue of service to the court, but you need to get that warrant quashed or you risk being arrested at any time. The court will then set a future court date to start working on your case.
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