I agreed to wet reckless while a second DUI was pending. Recently went to court for that case. I now have an arrest warrant for the first. Why would that be issued?
I agree with my collegues. In addition, I'd add that I and many, if not most other Orange County criminal defense lawyers can log onto an attorney portal that allows us access to the Minutes of the clerk so that we can instantly see why the warrant was issued on your first case. It's very possible that they mistakenly thought the second was a violation of probation, but it seems the driving pre-dated the grant of probation, so if that's the reason for the warrant, it is in error and an easy fix. But it's also very possible the warrant issued for something you failed to do, like reporting to Collections to pay fines, showing proof of enrollment in the DUI program, or some other thing you're not even aware of. If you call my office, we can solve that question right away at no charge. 714-879-5770 Good luck.
Because they are probably considering the 2d, a violation of probation for the 1st. We're they both in the same county/court? How far apart? Do you have an attorney? Did you request a DMV hearing for each one?
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First things first. A second DUI is mandatory jail time. A warrant may be issued on a second by the judge prior to going to court and/or bail may be set when you go to court. Incarceration may be negotiated by your attorney to home confinement or private jail, given the skills of your lawyer. I'd call a lawyer ASAP. Most of us on Avvo offer a FREE consultation.
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There are any number of reasons as to why it could have gone to warrant. You'll need an attorney to handle these 2 cases. Good luck.
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