I violated the day I was to get off probation for unpaid fines. How long do they have to issue a warrant? It's been months
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Again Mr. Haber is spot on.
Che ked out your case on the clerk's website. If there is a warrant it would show up there
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A VOP can be filed right up until the last minute before your probation expires, and if that happens anytime before your probation terminates then your probation does not end, rather it is placed in stasis, a sort of legal purgatory, wherein you are called to answer for whatever was alleged.
That said your proffer is surprising.
If I were you then the first thing I would do is to contact the Clerk of Court and determine whether or not your probation was terminated and if not then why (there should be an Affidavit of VOP and you'd be wise to get your paws on it). If this is the case then as your current lawyer is apparently not performing her/his duty your next call should be to a new and real world lawyer (not a public post seeking internet advise), whom you should hire to resolve the matter (and so that you do not have to spend the next "3 months of fear looking over my shoulder waiting for the warrant to show up or God willing a court summons").
As an aside, if the only issue is unpaid fines then pay them. If you do that then the issue will have been resolved before you appear in front of a Judge (and a competent attorney can make sure that the matter is addressed and finalized).
Wishing you good judgment, luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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