I just got a warrant of arrest notice dated the 18th of January today is the 31st stating I have a $5,000 bill but there is no court date and I'm pretty sure it was because I was lagging on my court fines for a DUI do I have anything to worry about are they going to arrest me at home
The minute a warrant is in place you can be arrested it's best that you or an attorney go to court to either trying get you an extension on your fines and get the warrant recalled and make sure that there isn't anything else outstanding the longer you let this go the greater the chance that you get arrested
You could be arrested at any time, even on your way to court.
SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY--20 years experience
The police may arrest you at home after 6:00 a.m. and before 10:00 p.m. (People v. Cressey (1970) 2 Cal.3d 836, 847, 87 Cal.Rptr. 699), unless one of the many exceptions listed under § 840 apply. You should retain an attorney to look into the warrant and perhaps appear on your behalf (without you) in court to have it recalled and address the issue.
You can be arrested once a warrant is issued. I have seen people go years without being picked up. I have also seen people in custody a day or two after the warrant is issued. The best scenario is to clear the warrant and get re-assigned.
This reply should NOT be considered a legal opinion of your case / inquiry. At this time I do not have sufficient factual/legal documentation to give a complete answer to your question and there may be more to the issues you raised then I have set out in my brief reply
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